ORDS maintenance work Tuesday 27th October 7am to 9am

Please be aware that the ORDS is scheduled to be down between 7am and 9am on the 27th October 2015 for standard server updates. It is advised that you do not try to use the service during this period.

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Damaro Project Update – May/June 2013

As we enter the home straight of the Damaro Project, here’s a quick update as to where we are. Much of my time over the last month has gone into creating short business cases for the various research data management … Continue reading

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Damaro Project Update – April 2013

It’s been rather a while since I posted a general progress report for Damaro, so here’s a brief summary of what we’ve been up to over the last month or so… Our DataFinder contribution form is now complete. This is … Continue reading

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The Knowledge Exchange ‘Making Data Count’ Workshop – Metrics for Datasets

Last week I attended the ‘Making Data Count’ Workshop in Berlin, organised by the Knowledge Exchange. The objective of the workshop was to find ways to overcome the data-sharing reticence of researchers by ensuring that they were suitable rewarded for … Continue reading

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Reflections on the JISC Managing Research Data Workshop, March 2013

This week I had the pleasure of attending the JISC Managing Research Data ‘end-of-programme’ workshop at Aston University. As far as the Damaro project is concerned, it’s not actually the end of the programme yet, as we’ve had an extension … Continue reading

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Damaro progress report, January 2013

January has been an exciting month for Damaro thanks primarily to the IDCC 2013 conference in Amsterdam, where we displayed two project posters, presented two papers (all available via the conference web site), and gave demonstrations of the in-development DataReporter … Continue reading

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University of Oxford Research Data Management Survey 2012 : The Results

The University of Oxford Research Data Management Survey of 2012 is now closed to new respondents and its findings are ready for analysis. The response to the survey has exceeded all expectations, with 314 Oxford researchers taking the time to … Continue reading

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JISC MRD Benefits Workshop

Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to attend the JISC Managing Research Data Programme workshop on benefits and evidence in Bristol. The event provided an excellent opportunity for the various projects funded under the programme to exchange ideas about what … Continue reading

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Attention Oxford researchers!

The Damaro Project is currently (November 2012) undertaking a survey of researchers at the University of Oxford to get a better understanding of how they manage their data. We hope to be able repeat this survey in subsequent years to … Continue reading

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Damaro Progress Report, October 2012

It’s been a busy October as Damaro starts producing the policies and service agreements that will shape the DataBank and DataFinder Services when they launch in 2013. This work has been going on alongside the continued development of the software, … Continue reading

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