Category Archives: Research Data Management

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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Guest post: Dr Marc Cornock on GDPR

You may have noticed increasing mentions of GDPR lately. The General Data Protection Regulation is the new EU-wide Regulation that will replace the UK Data Protection Act. It’s something we have been reading up on as part of our work … Continue reading

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Using Zenodo to share your research data? Join our community!

Zenodo is a repository for preserving and sharing research data (one of many, like our own repository, ORDO).   Created by OpenAIRE and CERN, and supported by the European Commission, Zenodo holds data from all fields of research, preserving it for the long term and making it … Continue reading

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Online training – Data sharing: legal and ethical issues

Yesterday I ran an online training session on sharing research data. This session covered: Rights and data sharing Ethics and data sharing Re-using data The slides from the session are below. OU staff and students can access a recording of … Continue reading

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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 – Working with research data

Yesterday I ran an online training session on working with research data. This session covered: how good data management can help you information security data storage options file management file naming working with sensitive data Please find below the slides from … 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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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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