#lovedataweek: Data Needs Software

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As part of Love Data Week 2019, we thought it would be worth taking a brief moment to think about software.… Read more

#lovedataweek: The research data team’s everyday life with data

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We will use this post marking Love Data Week 2019 as an opportunity to reflect on how research data management at the University has progressed over the past year (see Our Research Data Management journey from 2018’s Love Data Week).… Read more

#lovedataweek: Announcing a report from the Open Research Data Task Force

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One of the themes of this year’s Love Data Week 2019 is ‘open data’. Coincidentally, last week saw the publication of ‘Realising the potential: Final report of the Open Research Data Task Force’, providing expert independent advice to the UK government on open research data (ORD).… Read more

Happy #lovedataweek!

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This week marks Love Data Week 2019 , an annual social media event coordinated by research data specialists, mostly working in academic and research libraries or data archives or centers.… 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

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 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