Introducing our first discipline-specific guidance on data sharing

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The need for guidance

Funders have introduced open data policies that require researchers to share the data or digital objects resulting from their research.… Read more

Funders commit to implementing ORCID iDs

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Funder open letter

ORCID have published an open letter from funders who are committed to implementing ORCID iDs in accordance with best practice guidelines to make data sharing easier.… Read more

Webinar: “FAIR data in practice: From FAIRy tale to FAIR enough”

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Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) are organising a webinar on 11 December at 3pm CET (2pm GMT) on the subject of FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data, FAIRness and FAIR compliance.… Read more

Distinguish yourself with an #ORCID iD

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What is ORCID?

ORCID is an independent non-profit organization that provides a persistent identifier – an ORCID iD – that distinguishes you from other researchers and a mechanism for linking your research outputs and activities to your iD.… Read more

Calling researchers in the transport field

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The European Commission has established an Expert Group to investigate the main needs, obstacles and opportunities for open data sharing in the area of transport research.… Read more

Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) workshop

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The Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences are organising a workshop “Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) – Train the Trainers.Read more

Data Tree data management training for early career researchers

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Data Tree online course

Data Tree is a new free online data management training course, funded by NERC, which is due to launch in June 2018.… Read more

Data skills training: Collecting and Storing Data from Internet-based Sources

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The Urban Big Data Centre at the University of Glasgow’s next data skills training course will be held on Monday 11th June 2018 and is now taking registrations.… Read more

Research data should be as open as possible

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Andy Turner, Jisc data champion from the University of Leeds, argues “Data should be as open as possible and as closed as necessary” in a recent piece published in Times Higher Education.… Read more

Data Management Plans – plan ahead now

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An important component of research data management is a sound data management plan (DMP). It is good practice to have one at the start of any research project, but even more so, many funders now require a DMP (alternatively, a data or resource sharing plan) to be submitted as part of grant applications.… Read more