An introduction to data visualisation

Visualisation is a powerful method to promote understanding of data and research outputs. In the past, the impact of data visualisations has been blunted by the fact that they are often buried as ‘furniture’ within academic publications. However, this is rapidly … Continue reading

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Event: Data visualisation and the future of academic publishing

On 10 June 2016, the Interactive Data Network is hosting a one-day event designed to bring together publishers, academics, journalists, and technologists around the topic of data visualisation. The aim is to foster discussion and set new goals for collaboration … Continue reading

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Live Data project visualisation accompanies article in The Conversation

The Live Data project, based in the IT Services Research Support team, aims to support academics in creating interactive visualisations using a variety of cloud-based services. The project recently worked with Félix Krawatzek, a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Politics, to … Continue reading

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Oxford-Jisc survey on databases for hosting research findings

The IT Services Research Support team, in conjunction with Jisc, is currently running a short survey to look at the development of research databases in UK higher education. They are specifically interested in understanding how researchers themselves construct and use … Continue reading

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DMP Online – Oxford guidance now available

Users of DMP Online can now benefit from guidance created specifically for University of Oxford researchers. DMP Online is a free web-based service from the Digital Curation Centre which allows researchers to create a data management plan for their research … Continue reading

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Project Spotlight: Live data project

The Live Data Project will provide data visualisation as a service to researchers across the University – encouraging others to engage with and investigate their research data. Data visualisation provides a mechanism through which both data and research findings may … Continue reading

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Project Spotlight: Participant data project

The Participant Data Project is exploring how researchers working with personal information can benefit from better data management. Researchers across the University (particularly in the medical and social sciences) need to collect, store, and manage information about participants, schedule visits … Continue reading

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Project Spotlight: ORDS open sourcing project

The ORDS Open Sourcing Project is overseeing the adaptation of the software underpinning the Oxford ORDS (Online Research Database Service) into a fully open source package. The ORDS allows researchers to create, edit, search, and share relational databases via a … Continue reading

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Project Spotlight: Visualising research data in 3D with Blender

Visualising Research Data in 3D with Blender is a project which aims to design pipelines which will take data resulting from research and import it into Blender, where it can be transformed into high quality images, animations and interactive applications. … Continue reading

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