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Open Research Data: Policy and Practice

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One of the ideas guiding this project is the attempt to link up developing policy around research data capture and exposure with practice: that is, the systems designed to support it that allow academics and institutions to comply with and indeed to lead …

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

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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 …

Geology, Anthropomorphism and Collaboration

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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 …

Reflection on the 1st CREST Summer School

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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

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 …

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

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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

“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

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

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 …

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

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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 …

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