The new UK Reproducibility Network aims to support good science at scale

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In September, researchers including Professor Munafò of the University of Bristol launched the UK reproducibility network, at an event which brought together representatives from some of the UK’s major research funders, scientific publishers and other key stakeholders.… Read more

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

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

UK Data Service webinars and events – Don’t miss out

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The UK Data Service are running a series of webinars to get you up and running with data management and with finding and using UK Data Service data:

Other webinars will cover more specialist topics:

Finally, save the data for these UK Data Service user conferences:

  • Tuesday 26 June 2018: Family Finance Surveys User Conference, Royal Statistical Society, London.
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Get up to speed with the GDPR!

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The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 is fast approaching. If your research involves working with people or data about them, then this new framework for legal and ethical obligations applies to you.… Read more