1. Managing Research Data


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    Digital Curation Centre - Managing research data. A look at where we are and what needs to be done.

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    • figshare - We believe that better collaboration is the route to better research.


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      figshare is focussed on providing academics a way to better control of their research outputs. We securely host research data privately or publicly in the cloud. figshare allows users to upload any file format to be made visualisable in the browser so that figures, datasets, media, papers, posters, presentations, code and filesets can be disseminated in a way that the current scholarly publishing model does not allow. Find out more at http://figshare.com or @figshare #academia #research #data #management

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      • Long-term Research Data Management Webinar: In-house or Outsource?


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        This is the second in our Research Data Webinar Series, discover the pros and cons of Research Data Management using in-house or outsourced solutions with an emphasis on long-term data retention and access. Research Data Management is a complex activity where the long-term ability to retain, find, retrieve and use research data is a jigsaw puzzle of issues including metadata, formats, storage, policy, training, cultural change and much more. Some parts of the puzzle are best done in-house in close collaboration with researchers, library and IT, and some parts of the puzzle can be outsourced to save time and money, gain access to external expertise, and to reduce risk. How do you decide? How can you objectively compare options? What questions should you ask? In this webinar, RDM Specialist, Neil Beagrie, from Charles Beagrie, and Matthew Addis, from Arkivum, will weigh-up the options with the aim of helping you decide.

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        • Publishing and Preserving Data as Primary Research Objects: The RMap Project


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          Timothy DiLauro Digital Library Architect Data Conservancy, Johns Hopkins University Ken Rawson Director of Publishing Systems Operations IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Kate Wittenberg Managing Director Portico See http://www.cni.org/topics/digital-preservation/publishing-and-preserving-data-as-primary-research-objects-the-rmap-project/ for more information. Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Fall 2014 Membership Meeting December 8-9, 2014 Washington, DC http://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2014/

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          • Future-proof your research data management solution - Webinar Recording


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            This coffee break webinar aims to deliver an overview of the key elements needed to develop a solution that will cover the full spectrum of funder-mandated research data requirements for UK academic institutions. 1st May 2015 sees the launch of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) policy framework for data management of publicly funded research. This framework promotes the sharing, preservation, easy discovery and re-use of research data within the academic community and will require many institutions to review their current data archiving capacity. Watch Mark Hahnel, CEO of figshare and Nik Stanbridge, VP Product Marketing from Arkivum to hear key information, insights, and practical tips for your research data management solution.

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            • Repository Fringe 2013 Closing Keynote


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              Talking about research data management and open science.

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              • CNI: Institutional Research Data Management: Policies, Planning, Services And Surveys


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                Institutional Research Data Management: Policies, Planning, Services And Surveys David Fearon Data Management Consultant Johns Hopkins University Andrew Sallans Partnerships, Collaborations, and Funding Center for Open Science Ricky Erway Senior Program Officer OCLC Research ARL SPEC Survey Results: Lessons Learned and Insights for Senior Administrators Developing Research Data Management Services (Fearon, Sallans) Using the Association for Research Libraries (ARL) SPEC Kit framework, the research data management teams at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Virginia worked together to conduct a survey and produce a report on research data management services offered by ARL-member research libraries. This study built upon the “E-Science and Data Support Services” study published by ARL in 2010. The results of the survey were quite informative as a snapshot of current practices and serve as a benchmark for this emerging domain of library services. Additionally, the process of developing the study allowed our team to reflect on the macro issues surrounding provision of research data management services within library environments and in relation to campus-wide support. In addition to presenting key survey findings, this project briefing includes highlights of what was discussed in developing the study in relation to what was observed in the data. This talk goes beyond what was reported in the publication, providing useful lessons learned and insights that may help inform decisions for developing research data management services. University-wide Data Policy Planning (Erway) Most universities have scrambled to respond to external requirements for data management plans, but the benefits of university-wide data planning and policy argue for a more proactive approach, involving all the stakeholders, to develop a high-level policy for responsible data planning and management. This presentation includes discussion of the benefits and identifies the various university stakeholders (Office of Research, Research Compliance Office, information technology, academic departments, the researchers, and the library) and the concerns they bring to the table. It suggests a conversation among the stakeholders that addresses ownership, selection, retention periods, ethical considerations, openness, costs, preservation, access, and alternatives to local data management. http://www.cni.org/topics/digital-curation/f13-fearon-institutional/ Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Fall 2013 Membership Meeting December 9-10, 2013 Washington, DC http://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2013/

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                • Coast to Coast Seminar Series: Globus Online: "Research data management as a service"


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                  October 1, 2013 Dr. Ian Foster University of Chicago/Argonne National Lab Large and diverse data result in challenging data management problems that researchers and facilities are often ill-equipped to handle. I propose a new approach to these problems based on the outsourcing of research data management tasks to software-as-a-service providers. I argue that this approach can both achieve significant economies of scale and accelerate discovery by allowing researchers to focus on research rather than mundane information technology tasks. I present early results with the approach in the Globus Online data movement, synchronization, and sharing service. I describe our experiences applying Globus Online to supercomputer and experimental facility data management, and outline future work aimed at incorporating data cataloging and analysis capabilities into the framework.

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                  • CNI: Databrary: An Open Video-Based Data-Sharing System for Developmental Science


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                    Dylan Simon Systems Architect New York University Rick Gilmore Associate Professor of Psychology Pennsylvania State University David Millman Director, Digital Library Technology Services New York University The Databrary project aims to increase scientific transparency and accelerate discovery in developmental science by building the culture, tools, and infrastructure for developmental researchers to share video data. The presentation will review the following aims of the project: (1) create a Web-based Databrary repository for open sharing and preservation of video data; (2) build a data management system to support data sharing within labs, among collaborators, and in the Databrary repository; and (3) create participant permissions and contributor/user standards that enable open sharing of video data while limiting access to authorized users and ensuring participant confidentiality. The major innovation of this project is the emphasis on open sharing of video data. Databrary will be the first large-scale repository for sharing video data and related information. A second important innovation is the emphasis on community building and on transforming the culture in developmental science. The contribution of a particular dataset will no longer depend on the private activities of researchers from one laboratory, but will instead benefit from the critique and imagination of many researchers with different viewpoints. Users will be able to reanalyze shared videos to test competing hypotheses, perform integrative analyses, learn from prior examples, and address new questions beyond the scope of the original study, enabling new possibilities for research in labs with limited financial and technical resources. By creating the tools and infrastructure for open video data sharing, insights in developmental science can deepen. Moreover, the Databrary tools and infrastructure will enhance data sharing and management in the entire behavioral science community. This video includes a demonstration of the Databrary system, discussion of the impetus for the Databrary project, progress made towards user access and participant permissions for sharing data, and lessons learned along the way. The Databrary Project is led by Dr. Karen Adolph, Dr. Rick Gilmore, and David Millman. http://www.databrary.org http://www.cni.org/topics/digital-libraries/f13-simon-databrary/ Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Fall 2013 Membership Meeting December 9-10, 2013 Washington, DC http://cni.org/mm/fall-2013/

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