Author Archives: Dan Crane

About Dan Crane

Dan is a Research Support Librarian with particular focus on research data management and managing ORDO. He can help with all aspects of RDM and will happily review your Data Management Plan!

ORDO online drop-ins – ask us about the OU’s research data repository

Heard of ORDO already but not sure what it does? Never heard of it before but interested in options for storing and sharing data to support your research? I’ll be holding an online drop-in session for ORDO, the OU’s research … Continue reading

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How does GDPR affect research data management?

It will probably come as no surprise to anyone with an email address that the GDPR comes in to force this week. The GDPR is the new General Data Protection Regulation: an EU-wide regulation that provides rules for how personal … Continue reading

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Training Offer: Making your research data open

There are still spaces available on our training session ‘Making your research data open‘ on Monday 21st May 2018, 14:00 to 15:30. In this session we will look at the hows, whats and whys of data sharing: How can you share your data? We’ll take a … Continue reading

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New online data skills modules from the UK Data Service

The UK Data Service has just launched three new online Data Skills Modules, to introduce data to non-experts via easy-to-use interactive sessions. Launched as beta versions, they are introductory level modules using short instructional videos, interactive quizzes and activities to test your knowledge, and are aimed … Continue reading

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Practical Strategies for Research Data Management: workshop slides

This morning, I ran a session on Practical Strategies for Research Data Management, where we talked about the basics of research data management, including options for data storage and organising data. We also looked at how to write a data … Continue reading

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Training Offer: Research Data Management

We’re running a repeat of our training session on ‘Practical strategies for research data management’ on Thursday 19th April 2018, 10:00 to 11:30. In this face to face session we’ll introduce the basics of research data management, including options for data … Continue reading

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Applying for AHRC funding? Get to know your DMP

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has changed how it wants funding applicants to tell them how they will manage and share their research data. Previously, a Technical Plan was required, which would then be reviewed by members of the … Continue reading

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PGR Tea and Cake Social! 11th April

We’re developing our offering to OU postgraduate researchers and want to know what existing support you find useful and what other support you would like. So we invite you to drink tea and coffee, eat cake, hang out with other … Continue reading

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Online drop-in – find out about ORDO, the OU’s research data repository

ORDO (Open Research Data Online) is the OU’s research data repository, where OU research staff and students can upload their data, for: secure long-term storage sharing with others, by creating a metadata record describing it and, where appropriate, making the … Continue reading

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UK Data Service training – GDPR and research data

The UK Data Service is running a training session on Friday 4th May, on Managing and sharing research data: What is new with the GDPR? “In this hands-on workshop you will learn best practices for managing and publishing research data resulting … Continue reading

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