Author Archives: Dan Crane

Planning for Research Data Management: workshop slides

Yesterday I ran a session on Planning for Research Data Management as part of the Core Skills series. We talked about the current RDM landscape and looked in detail at Data Management Plans using a DMP template, and ended with a game of … Continue reading

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Research Data Resolutions

At the end of January we held our Research Data Resolutions event, where we invited researchers and anyone who supports research at the OU to join us for an open discussion of the issues around research data management (RDM). What … Continue reading

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Online training – Data sharing: How, what and why?

Yesterday I ran an online training session on sharing research data. This session covered: Data sharing policies Benefits of data sharing Data repositories Preparing data for sharing Re-using data The slides from the session are below. OU staff and students … Continue reading

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What is an Electronic Lab Notebook, and why should I use one?

…so begins this recently published guide to Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs), from the Gurdon Institute at the University of Cambridge. The short answer is that ELNS are “a software system for documenting your research work”, which can replicate a hard-copy … Continue reading

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Save the date! Research Data Resolutions event on 24th Jan

Start the New Year by joining us to reflect on how we manage research data at the OU, and think about how we can work together in 2018! Managing research data is a hot topic and the focus of much … Continue reading

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Training Offer: Research Data Management

We’re running a training session on ‘Practical strategies for research data management’ on Monday 6th November 2017. In this face to face session we’ll introduce the basics of research data management, including options for data storage, organising data, and how … Continue reading

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New Wellcome Trust policy for research outputs

Last week, the Wellcome Trust announced an update to their policy on managing and sharing research data, which is now a Policy on data, software and materials management and sharing. Researchers applying to Wellcome in future will be required to … Continue reading

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ORDO on tour… on your desktop again!

ORDO online drop-in: Monday 3rd July 14:00-14:30 As part of our ORDO on Tour series of events, we have arranged another online drop-in session at 14:00 on Monday 3rd July for any research staff or students who would like to find out … Continue reading

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ORDO on tour… in IET

As you may have heard, we have a new open data repository, ORDO (Open Research Data Online), where you can store, share and preserve your research data. To give as many people as possible the chance to see a live demo and to … Continue reading

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Survey – Describing the Research Process

To help create better resources to support researchers with data management, UC3 (University of California Curation Center) is conducting an informal survey to understand how researchers describe the research process and the stages of their work. In UC3’s words, “If … Continue reading

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