Make your data count

Seal of approval for ORA-Data

The Research Data Oxford team is delighted to announce that the Oxford Research Archive for Data (ORA-Data) has been awarded the Data Seal of Approval. The Seal represents an international, peer-reviewed standard which certifies a data archive according to sixteen essential criteria f

The new EPSRC Research Data Expectations, and how to meet them

With the new EPSRC expectations coming into effect today, 1st May 2015, we have put together a simple compliance checklist for EPSRC-funded researchers at the University of Oxford. This lists the three essential steps that you need to take to ensure your future articles are compliant,

More advice for EPSRC researchers

As the May 2015 deadline for new EPSRC guidelines on data preservation and sharing approaches, work has continued on providing advice and guidance. A batch of new questions and answers about what this policy means for day to day research has been added to the Research Data Oxford webs

New ORDS demo video

The Online Research Database Service (ORDS) allows Oxford researchers and their collaborators to create, edit, search, and share databases online. A new demo video for the ORDS is now available, giving an overview of what the ORDS does and how it can help make researchers’ lives

ORDS update

It’s been a busy few months for the team behind the Online Research Database Service (ORDS). The ORDS is a free, centrally supported service which allows researchers to create, edit, search and share relational databases. Since the official launch in August, we’ve been bea

Workshop: Introduction to Data Management Planning and DMPonline, 29th January 2015

If you are planning on putting together a bid for research funding over the coming months, you may wish to consider attending the Data Curation Centre’s half-day Data Management Planning workshop on the 29th January. Full announcement below… DCC workshop: Introduction to D

Thoughts from RDMF12 in Leicester – What data do we preserve?

The theme of the Digital Curation Centre’s 12th Research Data Management Forum was ‘Linking Data and Repositories’, although in practice speakers covered a wide range of topics from convincing researchers of the value of data preservation and curation to the new JISC investments. One

Directions for Research Data Management in UK Universities workshop, Cambridge

Last week’s ‘Directions for the Research Data Management in UK Universities’ workshop afforded me the chance to visit our friends in the fens and engage in the debate regarding ‘what happens next’ with RDM. The workshop gathered about 40 people together, mostly representing UK univers

Comparing the costs of data curation with the Curation Costs Exchange

This afternoon I had the pleasure of trip to London to join colleagues from the Digital Curation Centre, the BBC, and various academic institutions to road test a recently-launched tool for comparing the costs of data curation. Built as part of the EU-funded ‘4C’ Project (collaboratio

Report from the Research Data Alliance Plenary Meeting no.4

Since the Research Data Alliance began in 2012 it has rapidly grown to become the forum for discussing and coordinating efforts to improve research data management practices between organisations and academic disciplines at the international scale. Whereas the International Digital Cu