Monthly Archives: May 2018

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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Opening Umbrellas: Icons in Academic Publishing.

HAZARD! OPENING UMBRELLAS. With a (big) hat tip to Dr. Susan Gibbons, (Yale University) whose presentation at Researcher to Reader 2018 triggered this post. Spending as much time as I do trawling the academic literature, one becomes immune to the plethora of … Continue reading

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Open Access and ORO – not just about mandates!

The biggest challenge facing  Institutional Repositories like ORO is not meeting the REF Open Access policy, although that is important!  Rather it is demonstrating their long term value to the research community they serve.  Take the case of the discussion paper authored by Dr … Continue reading

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ORO Drop-in

Hi, I’m holding an Open Research Online (ORO) drop in next Wednesday 23rd May from 10-12. I’ll be in the Library Bookends cafe area (by the book swap) and will be happy to answer any questions on ORO, Open Access … 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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