Make your data count

Things to do with Data – lunchtime talks in Michaelmas Term, 2014

Over the coming term we will once again be running the ‘Things to do with Data’ series of lunchtime talks at IT Services on Banbury Road. Taking place every Wednesday from weeks 2 to 6 at 12:30, these talks will feature a variety of researchers and support staff from Oxford and beyond

Things to do with Data lunchtime talks – slides and videos now available

During Trinity Term 2014, I organized a series of talks with the help of the IT Learning Programme called ‘Things to do with Data‘. The series looked at a number of tools, techniques, and tips for managing research data. I’m please to be able to announce that after r

Oxford’s Online Research Database Service (ORDS) launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of the ‘Online Research Database Service’ (ORDS). The ORDS is a free, centrally-supported, online service where researchers can create, edit, search and share their research data. The service is open to all research staff and postgraduate research

Single email address for research data management enquiries

If you’ve seen the University’s new Research Data management website, you may have noticed that we now have a single email address for all enquiries relating to research data management: researchdata@ox.ac.uk. This does not imply that there is just one poor soul chained to a desk some

Planning, Appraising, Ingesting and Documenting Data: UK Data Archive Training Workshop

At the end of November, I attended the Planning, Appraising, Ingesting and Documenting Social Science Data training workshop run by the UK Data Archive at the University of Essex. The day covered a range of topics – including an overview of the work of UKDA and the resources the

New article about Oxford’s research data management infrastructure published in the International Journal of Digital Curation

An article that we wrote entitled ‘Towards a Unified University Infrastructure: The Data Management Roll-Out at the University of Oxford‘ has recently been published in the open-access International Journal of Digital Curation (IJDC). The article is based on the paper that

Oxford RDM article published in ALISS quarterly

A short article I wrote about the recent Damaro project and its findings relating to research data management practices in the social sciences has been published in ALISS Quarterly. This is the quarterly journal of the Association of Librarians and Information Professionals in the Soc

Managing your Research Data at the University of Oxford – new leaflet printed

We have printed a new version of the ‘Managing your Research Data at the University of Oxford’ leaflet ahead of the various induction sessions for new researchers in the academic year 2013-14. The leaflet explains the basic issues to consider when managing research data, and contains

Welcome to the University of Oxford Research Data Management Blog!

Welcome to the new Research Data Management at Oxford blog! We shall be using this blog to communicate the latest news and information about the tools, services, training, and support we are developing to assist researchers manage their research data. In recent years, many of the majo