With a view to sharing solutions and lessons learned across the higher education sector, activities and experiences within four UK universities – the University of East London, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Leeds and the University of St Andrews – were examined as they meet the expectations set out in the EPSRC research data policy framework.
Information was collected through semi-structured qualitative interviews with selected RDM staff at each of the four universities. The interviews were conducted and summaries prepared in January and February 2015. The overall structure of the interview questions groups the EPSRC requirements into three areas:
- Overarching issues on RDM policy, strategy, governance and sustainability
- Development of support services and increasing RDM capability and skills
- Technical infrastructure and services required for storage, preservation and sharing
The case studies were prepared by Monica Duke (DCC), JonathanRans (DCC) and Verena Weigert (Jisc) in collaboration with the interviewees: Stephen Grace (University of East London), Stuart MacDonald (University of Edinburgh), Rachel Proudfoot (University of Leeds), and Anna Clements (University of St Andrews).
The case studies are published alongside the guide Meeting the requirements of the EPSRC research data policy