Category Archives: Funder requirements

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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Online training: Writing successful data management plans

Last Friday I ran the first in our series of online training sessions. This morning’s session focused on Data Management Plans. If you were unable to attend, here are the slides and a recording of the session is available on YouTube. Writing … 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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Have you got your licence?

I’ve recently been helping some colleagues in the Science faculty to put together a Data Management Plan for the EU funded Europlanet project (see my recent post for more information on the EU Horizon 2020 open data pilot). One of the issues … Continue reading

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New! Guidance on costing research data management

Please note: all links in this post are internal only. Did you know that Research Data Management is an allowable cost in grant bids for a number of research funders, including RCUK? This is great news for anyone worried about the extra time … Continue reading

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Share and share alike: Top 5 reasons to share your research data!

Recently, there has been an explosion of interest in data sharing: funders, universities and governments have been creating policies and advocating the importance of making data available alongside research publications to validate results and encourage re-use. If you’re not sharing … Continue reading

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Updated ESRC Research Data Policy

This month the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) has released an updated version of its Research Data Policy.The policy consists of nine core principles that align with the RCUK Common Principles on Data Sharing. The updated policy provides clarification … Continue reading

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EPSRC requirements for research data are changing…

Download flyer (PDF) All Open University researchers and research students funded by EPSRC are expected to: Store data securely: EPSRC-funded research data must be securely preserved for a minimum of 10 years post-project. The faculties of Science and MCT can … Continue reading

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