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Progress update: February 2012

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Progress update: February 2012

On Thursday 2 February 2012, we got together for a project team meeting, so leading on from that, here’s a brief progress report:

  • As we’re starting to get a number of requests for help specifically related to research data management, we agreed to set up a queue on RT (Request Tracker, our support ticket tracking system) to deal with these; this will give users a single point of contact and allow us to measure the volume and type of incoming queries and our capacity to deal with them;
  • The university’s data management web page has been updated and tweaked to provide a more useful experience until we have fully redeveloped that area of the website;
  • Project start up (Work Package 1) is now complete;
  • We are currently recruiting participants for a CARDIO survey to assess perceptions of our current data management infrastructure and capacity; it’s likely we’ll be following this up by interviewing selected respondents; (WP2 Requirements analysis)
  • Work has begun on our Roadmap for submission to EPSRC; (WP3.1 Implementation plan/roadmap)
  • Neil Beagrie is making good progress with interviewing stakeholders for the business case; (WP3.2 Sustainability and business model)
  • We will be running a hybrid training session and focus group on data management planning (DMP) with second-year DTC students in mid February; we are also planning how we can get feedback on DMPonline from students in the Centre for Digital Entertainment, given that they are based out in industry with their placement partners; (WP3.3 Data management planning/WP6 Liaison, training & advocacy)
  • A rough draft of our high-level data management policy has been produced and is now in the process of being refined; Cathy Pink will be attending the forthcoming workshop on policy development; (WP4 Policy development)
  • We are getting closer to appointing the systems developer who will help us develop and pilot an interface between our VRE, iSusLab, and a pilot repository via SWORD2; in the meantime, we will be making progress by planning how we will pilot Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs); (WP5.2 Research workflow & data deposit)
  • Work has begun on our data storage guidelines; (WP5.3 Data storage guidelines)
  • After a very valuable meeting in January, at which we learned more about CERIF and Pure (the Current Research Information System currently being implemented at Bath), we’ve clarified Deliverable 5.4 — more on this to follow.

One Response to “Progress update: February 2012”

  1. Simon Hodson on

    Many thanks for this update, Jez. That all looks good. I'll be keen to know more as each of the work packages progress.

    Best,

    Simon.

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