DaMaRO Survey Results – Research Data Management Training for the Sciences

We were delighted with the response to our recent survey on research data management training in the sciences – almost two hundred researchers took the time to complete the questionnaire. The respondents came from a wide variety of fields, with … 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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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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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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Damaro Progress Report: May 2012

Over the last month we’ve mostly been getting the groundwork in place for the development of the DataFinder tool. This will aggregate metadata from various components of the Oxford research data management infrastructure and beyond, enabling users to search and … Continue reading

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Progress report: March and April 2012

Since the last progress report DaMaRO has undergone a change of management (which I’m using as an excuse for this special 2-in-1 update). Many thanks are due to Pip Willcox for guiding the project through its early stages and really … Continue reading

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DaMaRO Project training strategy

As the DaMaRO Project’s Analyst and Training Officer, one of my first pieces of work on the project has been drafting a training and support plan – an outline of the work we’re intending to do in this area between … Continue reading

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Progress report: February 2012

Given the high importance the University places on research data management, the delegates we are seeking for our project’s Advisory Board and Steering Group are senior members of University staff with many responsibilities and calls on their time. This has … Continue reading

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Benefits of DaMaRO

Following the JISC MRD launch workshop in November 2011, which James Wilson blogged about here, projects were asked to consider three of the benefits they will produce, and what metrics might be used to track them through the life of … Continue reading

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