Author Archives: Isabel Chadwick

About Isabel Chadwick

Research Support Librarian at the Open University. I look after ORDO, the institutional research data repository and provide guidance and training on all thing research data related.

Data Triumphs and Disasters!

We’re so excited about our first Data Seminar, taking place next Thursday 14th November, 12.30-13.30. We’ve got a great line-up from the Library, RES and FASS telling real-life stories of how data management has gone wrong and right. You’re welcome … Continue reading

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Research Data Seminar: Data Triumphs and Disasters

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We are the (Data) Champions!

The Library Research Support team are pleased to announce the launch of our new Data Champions programme, with the first of our Data Champions forums being held in the Library last week.  This forum was an opportunity for us to … Continue reading

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Online training – Research Data Management

Over the coming months we will be running a series of online bitesize training sessions on various aspects of research data management. These are open to all OU research staff and postgraduate researchers. Please follow the links below for further … Continue reading

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ORDO best practice #4 – sharing videos

The latest instalment of my series on best practice in ORDO looks at sharing videos. In late 2017, we were approached by Dr Erica Borgstrom from the faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies. Erica’s research focuses on death and … Continue reading

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ORDO monthly online drop-ins

Did you know, on the first Thursday of every month between 14.00 and 15.00 we run an online drop-in for ORDO, our research data repository? We’re here to help, whether you’re interested in using ORDO but not sure where to … Continue reading

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ORDO best practice #3 Data underpinning theses

In the latest instalment of my series of blog posts discussing best practice in ORDO, I’m going to highlight some of the datasets underpinning PhD theses that have been deposited in ORDO. Like OU research staff, postgraduate researchers are expected … Continue reading

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Research data sharing: ensuring greater research integrity?

You may have read in the news recently about a scandal concerning the doctoring of research data within a lab run by a top UK academic. Earlier this month UCL released details of the inquiries into misconduct, which were undertaken … Continue reading

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ORDO best practice #2 Archiving a website

Continuing my series on best practice in ORDO, this time I’m going to trumpet The Robert Minter Collection: https://doi.org/10.21954/ou.rd.7258499.v1 which was deposited by Trevor Herbert in December 2018. According to the ORDO record: This is a copy of the data … Continue reading

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Call for Data Champions!

The Library is launching a new Data Champions programme, and we are looking for PGR students and staff who are interested in taking part. What would this involve? Data Champions are expected to: Lead by example – make data open (via … Continue reading

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