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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Reflections on Damaro: foundations of RDM services in the Bod

One strand of the Damaro project in which the Bodleian Libraries have been leading is development of two critical systems to support RDM, DataFinder and DataBank. Now these systems are well and good, but when offering them to researchers they … Continue reading

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DaMaRO training materials available online, plus final reflections

We’re pleased to announce that the final version of the teaching materials for the DaMaRO Project’s half-day Introduction to Research Data Management course are now available from the newly-created Training Materials page on our website. The course offers an overview … Continue reading

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Survey results: research data management knowledge and training needs among University of Oxford research support staff

A few weeks ago, in collaboration with our colleagues from the DataPool Project in Southampton, we ran a survey for staff involved in supporting researchers at the University of Oxford. We got a total of thirty-seven responses, from IT Services, … Continue reading

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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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DigCurV International Conference: Framing the Digital Curation Curriculum

Last week I attended the DigCurV Project’s International Conference in Florence. The subject was Framing the Digital Curation Curriculum, and it was great to have a chance to hear about the work that’s being done in this area by DigCurV … 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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Promoting existing training resources (or the wonders of Web links and helpful colleagues)

When we put together the DaMaRO training plan, we knew that we wanted to provide a mixture of face-to-face events and online material. Researchers have told us that both have advantages, and that each meets a different need. I blogged … Continue reading

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