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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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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Further reflections on the JISC Managing Research Data Workshop

Like James, I also attended the JISC Managing Research Data Programme Workshop in Birmingham last week. It’s always good to have a chance to meet up with colleagues from other projects and hear what they’ve been doing, in the hope … 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 presenting at DigCurV conference

We are pleased to announce that the DaMaRO Project will be represented at the DigCurV International Conference, Framing the Digital Curation Curriculum, in Florence this May. I’ll be presenting a paper titled ‘Getting Data Creators On Board with the Digital … Continue reading

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Research data management training: face-to-face courses

In February, the DaMaRO Project ran its first face-to-face training events. These included a half-day Introduction to Research Data Management course, which we offered twice, to members of two of the University of Oxford’s academic divisions (Medical Sciences, and Mathematical, … Continue reading

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