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New perspectives, inspiring possibilities: a research student’s view on the 2nd CREST Summer School

14 September 2015 CREST Blog

We are delighted to share the reflections of PhD student Sonia Hutchison on the 2nd CREST Summer School which she attended last week (7th-8th September 2015). Sonia is studying at the University of Cumbria, having followed her supervisor across most of …

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Geology, Anthropomorphism and Collaboration

10 September 2015 CREST Blog JISC RDMS Project Blog

One of the major issues – and, to date, successes – of this project has been the bringing together of a variety of partners, each with their own particular areas of expertise, to develop sustainable solutions for how to manage research data, now …

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Reflection on the 1st CREST Summer School

04 September 2015 CREST Blog

On Monday 7th September we will welcome another cohort of PhD students and early stage researchers to the CREST Summer School. The researchers are joining us from over 12 different institutions located around England and Wales, and they are researching …

Project Reports and Case Studies

11 July 2015 CREST Blog JISC RDMS Project Blog

Here are the results for Stage 1 of the ‘Consortia-based approach to integrated research data management systems’ project involving CREST small and specialist institutions and a variety of partners, all of whom worked very hard and were incredibly diligent in …

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A consortia-based approach to RDMS: CREST Research Leads Workshop

24 June 2015 CREST Blog JISC RDMS Project Blog

On Tuesday 23rd June CREST Research Leads met in the Universities UK Boardroom at Woburn House to discuss the ongoing JISC-funded project and Stage 1 report: ‘A consortia-based approach to building an integrated research data management system’. As future steps, …

Old Lace; New Life – How Knowledge Exchange Makes a Real Difference

16 June 2015 CREST Blog

“I had stopped some of the activities that I used to and I didn’t recognise myself anymore. Then I decided to take part in this experiment and in a week I’d made great progress in getting back a bit of …

Gathering RDIVA requirements

10 June 2015 CREST Blog JISC RDMS Project Blog

Research councils, teams and researchers are under pressure to make publicly funded research data freely available; the publication of data is increasingly required by funders. However, by its very nature, research in the arts is highly complex and varied, often …

The untapped value of research data

22 May 2015 CREST Blog JISC RDMS Project Blog

Sometimes we lament the fact that UK investment into research and science is a small fraction of GDP, but it still runs at £4.6Bn per annum [1]. And quite rightly the UK Research Councils [2] expect that the results of …

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Streamlining ‘Pure’ implementation: An update from Leeds Trinity University

12 May 2015 CREST Blog JISC RDMS Project Blog

As a small, modern university we are looking to create an integrated approach to managing our research activity, and meeting sector requirements for Open Access and research data management. And we need to do this quickly. Working with Elsevier we …

Your vote counts: Jisc survey into Cloud Services and Research Services and Systems

10 May 2015 CREST Blog JISC RDMS Project Blog

Research Data Management (RDM) is an emerging field with a currently complex landscape. This can be both bewildering and off-putting for many smaller institutions, often resulting in a decision to delay action until something ‘better’, ‘easier’ or ‘cheaper’ comes along. …

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