Friday, 18 July 2014

BBSRC drop-in research data management clinic

Are you funded by the BBSRC and want to find out more about their research data management expectations? Drop in to Western Bank Library and see the University research data management team on Monday 21st July.
The clinic will provide you with an opportunity to discuss research data management planning and will help you to:
v Satisfy and comply with BBSRC research data expectations for data discoverability
v Get a further understanding of free data management planning tools that are available, such as the DMPOnline
v Learn about the role of subject / disciplinary repositories and data deposit
So, if you have a burning question on how to manage your research data please do drop-in and see us. Bring along any draft data management plans (DMPs) you may already be working on.
Some common research data management concerns include:
v What are the legal and ethical issues surrounding my research data?
v Do I need a data management plan as part of my funding application?
v How do I securely store my data and back it up?
v What does my research funder require me to do with my data?
v What are good ways to organise data and document it?
Event details:
Date:                Monday 21st July 2014
Location:        Western Bank Library
Time:               12:00 – 14:00
More information on research data management is available from the University research data management website.

For further information please contact the Research Data Management Coordinator at

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Research data events, workshops, and seminars

A couple of forthcoming national events, seminars, and webinars relating to research data management will be happening shortly. They look like really interesting events so thought I would share some of the details in case you are interested in attending.

UK Data Service Webinar
The UK Data Service is holding a webinar to showcase ReShare, their new online repository for research data. The format will be a 30-minute presentation followed by time for questions. It will take place on Wednesday 16 July 2014 between 16.00 and 17.00.

The webinar will be presented by staff from the UK Data Service Data Management Team based at the UK Data Archive, University of Essex.

Further details of the webinar content and booking details.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Seminar
The LSHTM is holding a seminar on the discovery of public health & epidemiology research data.

The seminar will explore three key themes:

  • Current methods applied by Public Health Research Data Forum members to make research datasets available for access by others
  • Models and systems used by the broader research sector for data discovery that are relevant to the public health community
  • Recommendations for approaches that may be applied to enhance discovery and access to public health and epidemiology research data
The seminar will be relevant to researchers working with public health and epidemiological data, data managers, curators and archivists. It will also be of interest to research funders and others engaged in efforts to promote data sharing and re-use.
Attendance is free and open to all. You do need to register in advance if you wish to attend.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 from 11:00 to 14:00 (BST)
London, United Kingdom

ESRC drop-in research data management clinic

Are you funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and want to learn more about complying with their research data management expectations?

Have you planned to provide access to ESRC-funded research data after your research project/grant/activity has finished?

If you want to know more about:

If so, why not pop in and have a chat with the research data management team in the library. We are holding an informal ESRC RDM drop-in clinic and we look forward to seeing you there.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact me at

Date: Wednesday 16th July
Location: Western Bank Library, the Main Hall, Level 5
Time: 11:00 to 13:00