Posted: July 26th, 2016 | Author: Sven | Filed under: Data Sharing, found on the net | Tags: European Commission, Horizon2020, research data management | 1 Comment »
Yesterday, the European Commission (EC) announced an investment of 8.5 billion Euros into research and innovation in 2017.
This investment follows an update to the work programme of the 8th research framework program of the European Union (better known as “Horizon 2020”).
From the perspective of the research data management, this update incorporates some important changes: The current Open Research Data Pilot will be extended so that research data sharing by default will apply to all Horizon 2020 calls covered by the 2017 Work Programme. This means that grant beneficiaries must take measures to enable third parties to access, mine, exploit, reproduce and disseminate research data underlying their scientific peer reviewed publications free of charge. Horizon 2020 beneficiaries are encouraged to also share datasets beyond these publications. Projects can “opt-out” of these provisions in case of conflicts with IPR, personal data protection, national security or other concerns. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 17th, 2014 | Author: Sven | Filed under: Data Sharing, found on the net, Research Data | Tags: research data management, Training, UK | Comments Off on New release of Research Data MANTRA (Management Training)
The Research Data MANTRA course is an open, online training course that provides instruction in good practice in research data management. There are eight interactive learning units on key topics such as data management planning, organising and formatting data, using shared data and licensing your own data, as well as four data handling tutorials with open datasets for use in R, SPSS, NVivo and ArcGIS.
This fourth release of MANTRA has been revised and systematically updated with new content, videos, reading lists, and interactive quizzes. Three of the data handling tutorials have been rewritten and tested for newer software versions too. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 15th, 2014 | Author: Sven | Filed under: EDaWaX | Tags: data centres, research data management, social sciences | Comments Off on LIBER Quarterly publishes special issue on “Research data and new forms of scholarly communication”
LIBER Quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal managed by LIBER (the Association of European Research Libraries), has just published a special issue on research data and new forms of scholarly communication.
In the editorial, the guest editors of this special issue, Donatella Castelli and Wolfram Horstmann, emphasised that
[…] researchers have realized that the current scholarly communication model, based exclusively on articles, is inherently limited and inefficient, even when all articles are in digital form and accessible through the Web. Communication is effective if and only if the recipient of the information, who is often not known beforehand, can comprehend, scrutinize, challenge and reproduce the findings presented.
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Posted: March 12th, 2012 | Author: Sven | Filed under: Conference, EDaWaX | Tags: Conference, Goportis, RDM, research data management | 1 Comment »
Those of you attending the German Bibliothekartag in Hamburg (22 – 25 May 2012) should be aware of an interesting session on research data management and add it to your personal conference program:
On May 24 there will be a session on “new structures and demands in scientific libraries – research data management in the Leibniz Library Network for Research Information.” In this session Goportis, the Leibniz Library Network for Research Information, is presenting some of its projects on RDM.
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