Category Archives: Research Data Management

5 things to do with data in 2017

Let us not curse them with the name of New Year’s Resolutions. It’s a bit late for that anyway. But here are five simple and positive things you can do with your research data this year. 1. Be ‘as open … Continue reading

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Towards Open Research: a new report from the Wellcome Trust

October this year saw publication of Towards Open Research: Practices, experiences, barriers and opportunities, a study investigating researcher’s attitudes and behaviours in respect of open research, commissioned by the Wellcome Trust, and based on surveys of researchers and focus groups … Continue reading

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An open data snapshot

The State of Open Data, a selection of articles and analyses based on a survey of over 2,000 researchers, was published in October this year by Digital Science, owners of the popular figshare research outputs repository. Key survey findings are … Continue reading

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New UK Concordat on Open Research Data

What is this talk about open data? Why do I have to complete a data management plan when I apply for grant funding? What am I supposed to do with my data? If you’ve asked yourself any of these questions, … Continue reading

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Is your spreadsheet program altering your data?

The move to providing the underlying data behind research articles has been a major step towards promoting reproducibility, transparency and data re-use. However, analyses of the quality and annotation of published data sets can sometimes reveal significant and widespread problems. Excel … Continue reading

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The Research Data Archive: one year on

Yes, it really is one year since the University’s Research Data Archive was launched, on 7 September 2015. This is an apt moment to reflect on our first year of service and the outlook for the future. What is the … Continue reading

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