Posts By: Richard Evans
The University of Bath Research Data Archive is celebrating its 100th DOI!
Since launching in 2015, the Archive has made more than 100 datasets available. We create Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for our datasets. This makes them citable in the long term. You can read more about the 100th DOI in the rest of this post, and there is an update on the Research Data Archive at its 21 month anniversary on another post on this blog.
As the University of Bath's Research Data Archive has minted its 100th DOI, and also reached that important 21 (month!) anniversary, we've updated our infographic to give basic info about the archive and how it's being used.
Nature have recently updated their policies around research data with a Data availability statement and data citations policy.
Do you ever wonder whether archiving your data is worth the effort? Archiving your data for the first time might seem like a big task. But organising and preserving your data in a purpose-built archive can save headaches later.
The University of Bath's Research Data Archive is online at researchdata.bath.ac.uk.
This post gives you some facts and figures and describes the Archive after it's first year in use. This infographic summarises the information in this post (click the image to see a larger version!):
The 15th Research Data Management Forum (RDMF15) was held in London on 27th April 2016, hosted by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC),. I went along to see how what we do here in Research Data compares to what other universities are offering, and to learn about recent developments in policy, including a draft Concordat on Open Research Data. The meeting was titled “The Compliance of Science? Data Policies, Expectations and Concordat”; which sounded promising - the all-important question mark perhaps recognising that science, and certainly scientists, is not traditionally associated with the dutiful quiescence implied by compliance! (more…)
This recent blog post from the University of Cambridge gives a valuable insight into how Cambridge is looking to support their researchers in Data Sharing and shows how much planning and strategic thought is involved. At Cambridge, the issue needed the consultation and involvement of many administrative staff (over 100!), academics and researchers; as well as important external stakeholders such as the Research Councils and Research Charities (like the Wellcome Trust and CRUK). (more…)
Welcome to the researchdata blog
The aim of this researchdata blog is to introduce the Research Data Service (RDS) in the University of Bath Library, and to provide insights into what we do and some background on the associated topics. Comments and questions are very welcome, and will always be replied to! You can contact us via the Research Data web pages, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone x 4791, or in person by coming along to the Library, room 4.10. (more…)