New Damaro Project Poster

The new Damaro Project poster was unveiled at the JISC Managing Research Data Programme event in Nottingham last week. The poster illustrates where the tools and services being developed by the University of Oxford map to the research life-cycle, and … Continue reading

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Calling all science researchers: DaMaRO Project survey

To help us develop training materials that are as useful and as relevant as possible, the DaMaRO Project would like to learn more about current provision of research data management training in the sciences – and about the aspects of … Continue reading

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DataFinder Technical Architecture

DataFinder holds two types of records for data objects that it catalogues, depending on the source of the record, which is, in turn, determined partly by the location of the data object: Location of Data Object Harvested metadata record (green) … Continue reading

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Damaro progress report, August and September 2012

After the inevitable August lull we are now making rapid progress again with the development of DataFinder. We have also produced an improved set of research data management induction materials, and, perhaps most significantly, have a proper, approved, research data … Continue reading

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DataFinder manual deposit workflow

The design for the manual deposit workflow for DataFinder will be familiar to anyone involved with institutional repositories. It comprises a number of steps: authentication; complete metadata fields; save; review. Unsurprisingly, the devil is in the detail. we’ve been wrestling … Continue reading

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DaMaRO research data management induction resources now available

As promised earlier this week, the DaMaRO Project’s induction resources are now available from the DaMaRO website. The resources consist of a series of short PowerPoint presentations, giving a brief introduction to research data management. These are designed to be … Continue reading

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Data management training update

Since my last blog post about training plans, I’ve been busy surveying the existing data management training material, considering the possibilities for re-use, and then writing an options paper discussing the various ways we could go about meeting Oxford’s needs … Continue reading

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Facing up to metadata reality

As part of the Damaro project, the Bodleian Libraries are developing DataFinder, a catalogue of research data (I use the loose term ‘datasets’ below) produced by Oxford scholars. The purposes of DataFinder are to a) register Oxford datasets; b) publicise … Continue reading

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DigCurV report on survey of training needs

As the DaMaRO Project’s Analyst and Training Officer, I was interested to see that DigCurV have recently published an analysis of a major training needs survey they conducted last year. DigCurV are looking at a slightly different subset of the … Continue reading

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