Category Archives: Tools

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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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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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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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 – 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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New online training resource for social scientists

The new CESSDA Expert tour guide on Data Management has been put together by a group of experts in research data management from across Europe who make up CESSDA – the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives. This consortium … Continue reading

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Focus on RDM tools: ORDO

The OU offers a range of tools and services which are designed to help researchers plan, manage, work with and share their research data. In these blogposts I’m going to focus on a few of these tools and services, including … Continue reading

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