Library Research Data Service

Updates and insights from the Library's Research Data Service

Posts By: Richard Evans

Research Data Archive 'mints' its 100th DOI


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.



How to archive your data


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.



Workshop report: Research Data Management Forum (RDMF) #15

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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…)


'Show me the money…', a new post on Cambridge’s Unlocking Research blog

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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…)


Introduction to the Library Research Data Service



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, by phone x 4791, or in person by coming along to the Library, room 4.10. (more…)