Library Research Data Service
Updates and insights from the Library's Research Data Service
Changes to the Research Data Email Helpdesk
For many years, we have providing email support to our researchers on research data matters using our shared 'research-data' email address. Don't worry, that won't be going away any time soon, but the way we handle the messages that come...
How fair are the FAIR Data Principles?
It is becoming increasing important these days for research data to be seen to be FAIR. That is, they should abide by the FAIR Data Principles that we discussed back in January. Not only is the Horizon 2020 Data Management...
Are your research data FAIR enough?
The FAIR data principles aim to make research data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. You can read more about the FAIR principles in this Scientific Data article.
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...
The Research Data Archive at 21 [months] - an infographic
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.
Data sharing, second Nature?
Nature have recently updated their policies around research data with a Data availability statement and data citations policy.
Concordat on Open Research Data
A Concordat on Open Research Data has been launched by HEFCE, RCUK, Universities UK and Wellcome Trust.
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.
The University's Research Data Archive
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...
Workshop report: Research Data Management Forum (RDMF) #15
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...