Category Archives: Research Data Management

Four Golden Rules of Data Management: Rule 4 – use a trusted repository

The final video in our series on the Four Golden Rules of Data Management highlights the importance of using a trusted data repository through the story of an artist who used Facebook to archive his life’s work.

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Four Golden Rules of Data Management: Rule 3 – Migrate formats

The third video in our series on Four Golden Rules of Data Management recounts the story of the BBC’s ill-fated Domesday project in order to demonstrate the importance of migrating formats for preservation.

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Four Golden Rules of Data Management: Rule 2 – back up

The second in our series of videos on Four Golden Rules of Data Management looks at the story of the Royal Oak 80 Survey, which teaches us a lesson on the importance of backing up research data.

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Four Golden Rules of Data Management

To celebrate Love Data Week (10-14 February 2020), we are launching a series of videos titled “Four Golden Rules of Data Management”. These short videos look at examples of data management gone wrong which have hit the headlines and make … Continue reading

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Data Without Borders

Our new lunchtime Data Seminar series continues later this month with Data Without Borders, Thursday 30th January, 12.30 – 13.30. We have three researchers with a breadth of experience in managing data in collaborative environments, both cross-institutionally and internationally, who … Continue reading

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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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