Local events

Research data management

13 and 29 May 2013, 10 am-12 noon (lunch included), Research Beehive

These events are now closed.

As funder requirements shift, with more calls for transparency and accountability in research, the issue of good practice in managing research data is increasingly topical.

Newcastle University has been funded by Jisc to examine its practice in research data management (RDM), and to produce policy documents, training and support materials.

In this short session you will:

• Discuss what research data management (RDM) is.
• Examine Newcastle University and funder policies relating to RDM.
• Explore current tools available to help you.
• Look at ways forward and plan next steps in your own management of research data.

There will be coffee on arrival and lunch will be provided at the end of the session for those who wish to stay on.

To book: Contact lindsay.wood[AT]

Upcoming national events

Research Data Management in the Arts and Humanities, Oxford, 3-4 September 2013

This event, to be held at St Anne’s College, Oxford, will appeal to an audience of arts and humanities researchers; staff from library, information and research organisations; repository managers; data curators, data centre managers and other data professionals; research funding organisations and research networks.

The broad aims of the event will be:
– To examine aspects of Arts and Humanities data that may require a different kind of handling to that given to other disciplines;
– To discuss how needs for support, advocacy, training and infrastructure are being described and met;
– And consequently, to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the current arrangements for Arts and Humanities data curation and sharing, and brainstorm ways forward

Confirmed speakers so far include:
– Leigh Garrett, Director of the Visual Arts Data Service, University of the Creative Arts
– Dr Julianne Nyhan, Lecturer in Digital Information Studies, University College London
– Simon Willmoth, Director of Research Management and Administration, University of the Arts London
– Stephanie Meece, Institutional Repository Administrator, UAL Research Online

Sample presentation titles will include:
– What’s so different about Arts and Humanities data?
– Designing and providing support and infrastructure
– Identifying and meeting researcher development needs

There will also be opportunities for break-out groups, looking at:
– Contextual issues: drivers, barriers and incentives
– Human infrastructure issues: meeting support and training needs
– Technical infrastructure issues: digitisation, managing scale

A full programme will be available soon; in the meantime, you can register for the event via

Please note that places are strictly limited to 50, so early registration is recommended.

Support for support: training those in RDM support roles

Institutions running, setting up or planning RDM support services have a need to identify and train staff in appropriate roles. Several JISC-funded projects have developed training materials for library, IT, research office and other staff in institutional settings, to complement the many resources developed by the Digital Curation Centre. But what training material exists, and how can it be used effectively? Staff from the TraD, ADMIRe and RoaDMAP projects at the Universities of East London, Nottingham and Leeds, together with the DCC, are hosting an event to explore these issues. Join us on 16 July for a workshop on the support available to those in RDM support roles. The workshop will offer an overview of training materials available from the DCC and from JISC-funded projects, give you some hands-on practice using training resources, and hear from three JISCMRD projects addressing the training needs of library, IT and research office staff. You will find this event useful if you are planning to develop a support service for managing research data, or already undertaking this work. And the roundtable will give us all a chance to share good practice and any lessons learned. Join us in Stratford, East London! Here’s the draft programme: 10.30 Registration and coffee 11.00 Overview of RDM training (DCC) 11.30 Exercise/ demos of existing training materials 12.00 Online learning module using supportDM 12.30 Lunch 13.30 Training Library staff (TraD project) 14.00 Training IT staff (ADMIRe project) 14.30 Training Research Office staff (RoaDMAP project) 15.00 Tea 15.15 Roundtable discussion – “Who to train, for what, and how?” 16.00 Close Register for the workshop at 

RECODE Workshop
12:30-16:30, 4th September 2013, ICOSS Sheffield University
The Policy Recommendations for Open Access to Research Data in Europe (RECODE) project is addressing the drivers and barriers in developing Open Data Access (ODA) in Europe to draft recommendations for policy. The first work-package explores stakeholder values and motivations by undertaking a review of policy and related documents, and by conducting 5 case studies that seek to understand ODA in research practice. The case studies are: particle physics; social and clinical research; bioengineering; environmental research; and humanities research.
The aim of the workshop is twofold, it will:

  • Present key findings from a review of policy and related documents about Open Access and findings from 5 case studies of research practice.
  • Discuss the findings with stakeholders to assess their significance for policy development and for research practice

For more information please see the project website
To reserve a place on this workshop please email

Contribution to workshop at IWMW 2013 – Please complete a short survey in order to inform a workshop being presented at IWMW 2013.
16:00-17:30 26th June 2013, University of Bath
‘The Institutional Web Site and the Institutional Repository: Addressing Challenges of Integration’ – This workshop will consider some of the issues in embedding research data in an institutional web site including underlying software and infrastructure and communication.
For more information on the workshop please see:
Please use the following link to complete the survey:

Cerif for Datasets Workshop
10:00-16:00 10th July 2013, University of Glasgow
If you have an active interest in the generation, management or sharing of research data, come along to our workshop and hear from a range of speakers on topics including:
A background to CERIF
What were the main findings of the C4D project?
Case studies:

  • University of Sunderland using Universities of the North East platform
  • University of Glasgow using ePrints software
  • University of St. Andrews using Pure research information system and      data repository
  • Use of a data centre
  • Datacite

Support available from the Digital Curation Centre including forthcoming national data registry
As well as presentations and demonstrations there will be activities and discussion to allow attendees to raise data management issues and share ideas.
Places are limited so please register soon at:

Call for Proposals for the CASRAI Reconnect13: Big Data
16th-18th October 2013, The Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa ON
The conference will be organized into three session tracks featuring panel sessions, presentations, and workshops. “Reconnect Big Data: The Advance of Data-Driven Discovery” constitutes the main thematic track. It is featured simultaneously alongside two additional session tracks: “Reconnect the Machine” and “Reconnect the Library.”
For more information and to register, please see:
To submit a proposal, please see: **Closing date for proposals is 5th July 10:00pm GMT

RRLM Workshop – The Role of the Library in the Research Process
10:00-16:00 1st July 2013, Edward Boyle Library Conference Room, University of Leeds
The aim of this workshop is to consider the leadership role of the library in supporting institutional research, and to share ideas about how this strategic role can be translated into service delivery. The outputs from this workshop will contribute to the RLUK Redefining the Research Library Model work strand and the development of the next RLUK strategy.
Participants will be called upon to review a number of short papers in advance of the workshop and be ready to actively debate the issues raised. We will use a combination of short presentations and group discussion to prompt our thinking.
For the full workshop programme and to register, please visit:
*Please note this workshop is for RLUK members only – Attendance is free but places are limited*

SoundSoftware 2013: Workshop on Software and Data for Audio and Music Research
10:30-17:00 26th June 2013, Queen Mary University of London
The second one-day workshop on “Software and Data for Audio and Music Research” will include talks and discussions on issues such as robust software development for audio and music research, reproducible research, management of research data, and open access.
For more information and to register, please see ***Registration deadline 19th June 2013***

RDMF 10 – Save the date!
Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th September 2013, Oxford
Dates have been confirmed for the tenth meeting of the DCC Research Data Management Forum. This event will take the theme of Research Data Management in the Arts and Humanities. More details will follow soon, but in the meantime you may wish to keep these dates free in your diaries.

6th September 2013, DC-2013 in Lisbon, Portugal. **Submission Deadline: 28 June 2013**
CAMP-4-DATA seeks contributions in three categories: Short Papers, Abstracts, and Position Statements.
CAMP-4-DATA participants will explore infrastructure design, applications, and policies that can advance the support of open, collective and sustainable access to metadata standards used for managing scientific data. Participation is open to (1) workshop presenters, and (2) general participants/viewers interested in attending the CAMP-4-DATA. Workshop registration is required.
For submission instructions and to register please see:

CALL FOR PAPERS: Workshop in Connection with TPDL 2013
26th September 2013, Valletta, Malta. **Submission Deadline: 30 June 2013**
‘Moving beyond technology: iSchools and education in data curation. Is Data Curator a new role?’
The full-day workshop will be held in connection with the TPDL 2013 Conference <> The main objective of the workshop is to provide additional insight in the complex interplay between education, research and curation (including long term preservation) of digital data. Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research or position papers related to the objectives of the workshop. All submissions are required to be in PDF, not exceeding 10 pages formatted according to Springer’s LNCS format <> Papers to be submitted through
For a detailed description of the workshop please see:

DaMaRO/DPMOnline Workshop
09:00-17:00 28th June 2013, Rewley House, Oxford
The Oxford DMPOnline Project has been creating a version of the Digital Curation Centre’s data management planning tool customized to fit into the Oxford infrastructure, whilst Damaro has been developing ‘DataFinder’ – a registry of research data produced by the University – and enhancing Oxford’s incipient institutional data repository, ‘DataBank’. The projects have also been considering how to link the various parts of the infrastructure so that data and its associated documentation can be passed from one service to another, to make life easier for researchers and enriching the information collected. The workshop will features demonstrations of the tools and discussion of how they might reap benefits for institutions.
The workshop will be of interest to researchers who would like to get an idea of where the future of university research data management is heading and to those involved in the planning and development of institutional research data management infrastructure more generally.
For further information and to register, please see:

Follow the Now and Future of Data Publishing, Dryad and ORCID Meetings Online!
22nd-24th May 2013, due to overwhelming demand for places these events all can now be followed online
22nd May – Now and Future of Data Publication:
23rd May – ORCID Outreach Meeting:
23rd May – Joint ORCID – Dryad Symposium on Research Attribution:
24th May Dryad Membership Meeting:
For more information please see:

JISC-British Library DataCite Workshop – “Research data metrics for impact and citation”
10:00-16:00 14th June 2013, The British Library Conference Centre, London
In this workshop we will look at the role of metrics from the perspectives of various stakeholders and consider whether established means of evaluating the impact of journal articles can be applied equally to datasets and other non-traditional outputs. The role of the DOI as a tool for aiding citation and other measures of impact will also be considered alongside other metrics.
The workshop will provide an opportunity for those charged with managing research data to gain an overview of the current state of the metrics landscape, as well as to hear the views of a range of stakeholders on how research data should be measured.
For a full programme and registration, please see:

OpenAIRE/LIBER Workshop – ‘Dealing with Data – what’s the role for the library?’
09:30-17:30 28th May 2013, Zebrastraat conference venue, Ghent, Belgium
This joint OpenAIRE/LIBER workshop plans to explore where the library sits in relation to supporting research data management, and what future expectations for libraries might be. Sessions will cover issues such as the data life-cycle, data citation, metadata and data publication. In addition, a number of scientists will present their views on how they use, share, and link research data within different domains. The position of the library will also be explored. The event is free but places are limited. For a full programme and to register please visit

‘Framing the digital curation curriculum’ International Conference
6th-7th May, 2013, Florence, Italy
Successful call for papers is now closed. The objective of the conference is to promote discussion and consensus building amongst stakeholders about the main criteria and requirements necessary to develop training courses for professionals in digital curation in the cultural heritage sector.  Results from projects and initiatives actively involved in education, training and professional development in the field of digital curation and digital preservation will be presented and discussed.
Places are limited so register soon at
For further information please see

The Legal and Policy Landscape for Research Data Webinar
Thursday 25th April, 2013 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM BST
This webinar is free and open to the public. The Webinar will be presented by MacKenzie Smith, University Librarian at UC Davis and research fellow for the Creative Commons organization. Intellectual property and associated policy issues surrounding data sharing, use and reuse can be tricky to understand and apply in academic research settings. In this Webinar, MacKenzie Smith will discuss the legal and policy landscape for research data, including clarifying laws governing data and explaining challenges and opportunities to improving data governance from a non-lawyer’s perspective.
To register, please visit:

Digital Institute Introduction to Condor Workshop
18th March 2013, 10:00-16:30, Armstrong Building, PC Cluster 2.96, Newcastle University
This free one day workshop will:
Introduce you to the concepts of High Throughput Computing along with the requirements to use such systems. Provide you with the necessary information in order to access and use the Condor system based at Newcastle, along with worked examples of how to use some of the more common software packages through Condor, including C/C++, Fortran, MATLAB and R.
Please ensure you read the important requirements before registering for this workshop, which can be found along with other information here:
For any queries about registering, please contact

6th Annual Repository Fringe
31st July – 2nd August 2013, University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh with support from the Digital Curation Centre, EDINA, and Edinburgh University Library are delighted to announce that after its temporary incorporation into Open Repositories 2012 the Repository Fringe will return as a standalone event this year to be held in the Informatics Forum. Repository Fringe aims to showcase a range of innovative repository and related developments to coincide with ‘preview week’ that precedes the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
For further information please see:

23rd May 12:00pm – 24th May 1:00pm 2013, St. Anne’s College in Oxford, OX2 6HS, UK
The event theme is Connections: Mash ups with the ORCID API. The Open Researcher & Contributor ID (ORCID) Initiative is a community effort to establish an open, independent registry of persistent unique identifier for researchers and scholars and automated linkages to research objects that is adopted and embraced as the industry’s de facto standard. Meet ORCID technical staff, learn about our development resources, and bring your ideas for new tools – Prizes will be awarded to top contributors!
For registration please see:
For more information please see:

Dryad-ORCID Symposium on Research Attribution
Thursday 23rd May 2013, Ogilvie Lecture Theatre at St. Anne’s College, OX2 6HS, UK
ORCID partnering with Dryad to co-host “Getting Credit for your Work: A Symposium on Research Attribution”.  While it seems that digitized scholarship should lead the way to better discoverability and attribution, the age-old problems still plague us:  confusion about names, siloed data, lack of or difficult communication between organizations.  This meeting, hosted jointly by Dryad and ORCID, provides a venue to discuss these issues and learn about the initiatives underway to address them, including social aspects of attribution, the persistent identifiers for researchers and their work, and development of interoperable methods for storing and calling data.
For registration please see
For further information please see

RDMF special event: Funding Research Data Management
Thursday 25th April 2013, Lakeside Conference Centre, Birmingham
In response to DCC staff being frequently asked to advise on methods and approaches to investing in infrastructure for research data management – a one day event at Aston University during which institutional representatives can outline the specific challenges and questions facing them, and a panel of funders will explain from their positions of policy what is acceptable, feasible and achievable.
For further information please see
For Registration please see

5th JISC-British Library DataCite workshop
Friday 8th March 2013, British Library Conference Centre
The first four workshops in the DataCite series looked in detail at some of the key elements of data citation using DOIs. This fifth workshop will take a more holistic view of citation in the context of the day-to-day work of the repository and consider what practical measures are needed to overcome the barriers – whether financial, technical or cultural – to the adoption of DOIs (or other identifiers) for data
For event programme and registration, please see

“Exploiting Existing Data for Health Research” 4th International Conference
28th – 30th August 2013, Universit of St Andrews, Scotland
Hosted by the Scottish Health Informatics Programme in association with the four UK Ehealth Informatics Research Centres, this conference will provide a forum for the presentation of new and exciting research that uses linked, electronic health data and an opportunity to discuss present and future challenges in this area.
The deadline for submitting an abstract for individual papers or posters is 5pm on Friday 26th April 2013. The deadline for registration is Thursday 1st August 2013.
For more details about the conference, registration, the call for papers and abstract submission guidelines please see:
For further information and to register please see:

Workshop: Research Data Management Funding: Is Europe up to the Challenge?
31 January 2013, Dublin, Ireland
A workshop to showcase a European funding and evaluation framework for RDM, organised by the SIM4RDM project
The SIM4RDM partners have completed a multi-stakeholder survey of research data management practices, and are currently developing a funding and evaluation framework for designing, running and evaluating funding programmes to improve research data management skills and support.
This workshop aims to showcase the SIM4RDM outputs and to explore opportunities for European and international collaboration. Attendance is free, but places are offered on a first come first served basis.
For further information and to register please see:

Research Data Matters in the Visual Arts
6 March 2013 09:30-16:00, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), W1B 1AD, London, United Kingdom
Presented by The Visual Arts Data Service (VADS), through the JISC-funded KAPTUR project to investigate the current state of research data management in the visual arts
Learning outcomes of the conference are:

  • To improve understanding of the nature of visual arts research data
  • To understand the complexities of managing visual arts research data
  • To have some ‘take-home’ ideas to try out based on hearing ‘lessons learned’ through the case studies
  • To provide opportunities for networking and making future collaborative relationships

For more details and to register please visit (Registration closes 26 February 2013)

DCC Research Data Management Roadshow
5-6 December 2012, Library and Learning Centre, University of Dundee
– Keen to hear about cutting edge research from BBSRC’s Innovator of the year?
– Interested in integrating your research information and research data systems?
– Want to learn about research data management in practice from those at the coalface?
Speakers will include Professor Jason Swedlow, Anna Clements, Robin Rice and Robin Burgess.
The DCC will also share recent developments from the sector and run a number of practical sessions to help you improve research data management practice.
For information and to register for this free event see:

Sheffield Information School survey on library roles in RDM
The survey has been designed to give the community a clear picture of the extent to which libraries are currently involved in research data management(RDM) work, and the extent to which they regard different aspects of RDM to be strategic priorities for the next three years. We believe that the results of the survey will be of direct interest to colleagues in UK HE libraries and beyond, and we hope that we can use the data as a benchmark to measure developments in future.
The survey should take 10/15 minutes to complete (a little longer with extended answers). Please complete the survey by 30 November 2012. Please forward any questions to Stephen Pinfield (

IASSIST 2013 Conference: Data Innovation: Increasing Accessibility, Visibility and Sustainability **Registration Now CLosed**
28-31 May 2013, Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences at Maternushaus in Cologne, Germany
IASSIST is an international organization of professionals working in and with information technology and data services to support research and teaching in the social sciences. IASSIST conferences are only held outside of North America once every four years, so this is a great opportunity for European based data people to meet up with our colleagues from around the world.
The Conference Website can be accessed here (additional content will be added as more information becomes available), and will soon be linked from the main IASSIST Website:

JoRD Online Survey Launch
Please take part in the survey before Sunday 4th November by following this link:
Survey launched as part of the stakeholder consultation phase of the project and aims to gauge researcher opinions and practices concerning research data, data sharing, the policies of journals, andthoughts on the shape of such a service. The results of the survey will allow the project to build a picture of researcher needs and will help inform recommendations made by the report. More information on the JoRD project and our findings so far can be found on the project blog (

Weekly webinars on each of the 4 key components in the BRISSKit suite of open source database applications for biomedical research.
  • caTissue (tissue management for research) –  Sri Adiga – Krishagni & BRISSKit partner, September 13th 11am
  • i2b2 (research dataset querying) – Nick Holden, BRISSKit/Leicester Cardiovascular BRU, September 20th 11am
  • CiviCRM (patient recruitment and cohorting for research) – Malcolm Newbury – BRISSKit/Guildfoss, September 26th 11am
  • Onyx (patient interviews for research) – Speaker TBC, October 4th , 11am

In preparation for the BRISSKit community and the Health Research Hack event. See for more information.

DataCite Technical Workshop
11:00-15:00 10th September 2012, The British Library Conference Centre, St. Pancras, London, NW1 2DB
This practical workshop is aimed at those who are considering incorporating DataCite services into their repository and would like to learn more about how to work with the technology.
The event will be limited to 15 people. We will consider running additional sessions if it is oversubscribed.
Please bring your own laptop.
If you would like to register for the event, please reply to this address with the following details:
Project (e.g. repository name or JISC-MRD involvement):
Caroline Wilkinson
Data Management Project Officer
Science, Technology and Medicine
The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Tel: 020 7412 7250
Mendeley Group:

‘Managing the Material: Tackling Visual Arts as Research Data’ Workshop
09:45-16:00 14th September 2012, HEFCE, Centre Point, London WC1A 1DD
Further details and registration is available from:

18th-20th September 2012, The Hubworking Centre, 5 Wormwood Street, EC2M 1RQ, London, United Kingdom
If you’d like to attend the SPRUCE Mashup London, please sign up here:
SPRUCE is a JISC funded Project. For more information see:

Call for Papers/Tools for 4th Annual European DDI User Conference (EDDI12) DDI – The Basis of Managing the Data Life Cycle
Deadline: 3rd October 2012
Seeking both papers and tools on all things DDI. If you are interested in presenting a paper, please use the online submission system<> of the conference. The deadline for submissions is October 3, 2012. Please use the same link to submit an abstract on your tool until October 3, 2012. The deadline for submissions of the final program code is November 17, 2012.

9th October 09:30 – 11th October 16:00, Gilbert Murray Hall, Leicester, LE2 2ND, UK
Register at
Registration for these events is free, on a first come first served basis, will include presentations and demos from the BRISSKit team and pilot groups (both in Leicester and beyond) as well as a keynote from Peter Knight, Deputy Director & Head of Research Information and Intelligence in the Research & Development Directorate at the Department of Health. You can sign up to the Google group “HealthResearchHack” at!forum/healthresearchhack.

2nd Workshop on Semantic Statistics for Social, Behavioural, and Economic Sciences: Leveraging the DDI Model for the Linked Data Web
15th-19th October 2012, Leibniz Center for Informatics, Schloss Dagstuhl, Wadern, Germany
Further information on the workshop, including venue details<> and a registration form, is available on the website of the workshop:

CERIF in Action Workshop
9:30 – 16:00 19 October 2012, JISC, Brettenham House, London Workshop titled ‘Transferring research data efficiently to RCUK and other organisations.’ ‘Come along and hear about the work we have been doing on exchanging research data via CERIF-XML on the JISC-funded CERIF in Action project. This event will include an overview and demonstration of prototypes to transfer information between organisations such as RCUK (via the Research Outcomes System [ROS]) and other Research Organisations using a standard CERIF format; ultimately saving researchers and central research administrators’ time, allowing them time to concentrate on their core tasks. If you have any questions about the content, etc. of the workshop, please contact Scott Brander, Project Manager:’ To request a place please email your name, organisation, job title, and any dietary requirements.

JISC-British Library DataCite Workshop “Managing and citing sensitive data”
10:00-16:00 29 October 2012, British Library Conference Centre, London, NW1 2DB
Must register by 19 October at:
This workshop will look at the challenges of managing sensitive or personal data within the repository context and will hear from speakers who have practical experience of handling data which, for reasons of commercial sensitivity, data protection or research ethics, cannot be made fully publicly accessible. Full workshop programme available at:

“Technology aspirations for research data management” – DMF9: Shaping the infrastructure 14 – 15 November 2012, Madingley Hall, Cambridge RDMF9, the last Research Data Management Forum to be held before the end of the DCC’s third phase, will consider not only the technology solutions that are being offered but also the policies and players who are shaping them. Register at, The cost per delegate is £100 (£60 for members of the DCC Associates Network).

International Digital Curation Conference
14th-16th January 2013, Amsterdam
“The conference programme is almost complete. You can now see on our website a record list of 8 research papers and 26 practice papers that will be presented on day 2 of the main conference (16 January), and an exhibition of 48 posters and 4 demos that will run throughout the conference. Our most recent confirmed speaker is Dr Ewan Birney, Associate Director of the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute, who will be giving the opening keynote. Enjoy, and don’t forget to register… See you in Amsterdam in less than eight weeks!”

Re-skilling for research data management: a workshop for academic librarians Workshop
Tuesday 29th January 2013, UWE Bristol
Workshop for information professionals to explore and discuss ways forward for their Libraries/Information Services and their institutions. Librarians and others from HEIs which are research active but with a main focus on learning, teaching and business engagement will find this workshop particularly useful. The day will be highly participative and draw on the skills and resources being developed by several major projects.
Requests for further information, and expressions of interest, are invited at

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