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The objective of the workshop is to review progress achieved by the JISC Managing Research Data Programme and to discuss this in the context of broader international developments.

JISC Managing Research Data (International) programme workshop

Event Date 28 and 29 March 2011
Time Starts at 12pm and finishes at 5pm the following day
Venue Aston Business School Conference Centre Birmingham, B4 7ET

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The objective of the JISC workshop is to review progress achieved by the JISC Managing Research Data Programme and to discuss this in the context of broader international developments.

Participants will have the opportunity to analyse and evaluate the outputs and progress of the JISCMRD Programme.  For example, workshop sessions will consider the guidance material, model data management plans, case studies and working infrastructure produced by the projects.  Other projects will present progress in methods of citing and linking data, platforms and business models for data publication and subject-focussed training materials.  The workshop will be both informative and discursive and substantial time will be accorded to discussion in groups and to demos.

Participants will also be invited to discuss requirements for managing research data, identify gaps and priorities and contribute to shaping the strategic direction of the programme.  These discussions will engage with a number of stakeholder perspectives – i.e. those of researchers’, institutions, funders – and will examine requirements from both national and international perspectives.  The strong international dimension will allow sharing of approaches and models to policy, strategy and implementation.  This dimension reflects key partnerships which JISC, the JISCMRD Programme and the DCC has been building through the IDCC Conference, the Knowledge Exchange and other initiatives.  They include the Australian National Data Service, the NSF funded DataNet Projects, institutions in the US and Australia, the DFG, SURF, DANS etc.

Programme

Monday 28 March 2011

Time Session
11.30-
12.00
 Registration
12.00-13.00  Lunch

13.00-13.45

Introduction: objectives for the workshop - Conference Room 1, Ground floor

Introduction to the Workshop (PowerPoint)
Simon Hodson, Programme Manager, JISC

Opening plenaries: Key research data challenges

John Wood, Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities; Chair of European Research Area Board: 
Scientific Data for Open Knowledge Circulation (PowerPoint)

Carlos Morais-Pires, European Perspectives

13.45-15.15

Parallel Sessions 1

JISCMRD infrastructure projects

The JISCMRD programme invested over 2M in infrastructure projects to pilot systems and support to help researchers manage data.  Some projects took an explicitly ‘institutional’ approach, seeking to contribute towards the development of a strategy for managing research data within their University; others focussed more on disciplinary imperatives, in some cases working across institutions.

A: Institutional Approaches - Conference Room 1, Ground floor

A report of this session by Meik Poschen is available on the MaDAM project blog (scroll down to 28-03-11 Session Report JISC MRD International WS: Parallel Session 1A, Infrastructure Projects, Institutional Approaches - Meik Poschen)

B: Subject Oriented Approaches - Room 145, 1st floor
  • Mike Haft, Freshwater Biological Association and King’s College London, FishNet Project (PowerPoint)
  •  Martin Dove and Brian Matthews, Universities of Bath, Southampton, Cambridge and STFC, I2S2 Project
  • Graham Klyne,University of Oxford, ADMIRAL Project (pdf) 
  • Greg Tourte, University of Bristol, PEG-BOARD Project
15.15-15.45 
 Break
15.45-17.15

Parallel Sessions 2

National and international infrastructure initiatives

The second set of parallel sessions will hear from a number of related initiatives in the UK and beyond.  Parallel Session 2A will consider approaches and strategies in the UK, US and Germany.  Parallel Session 2B will examine the cases for funding RDM infrastructure, including work to understand the costs and benefits and highlight key responses (matters of trust, collaboration between institutions and federation of repositories).

A: Approaches and strategies in the UK, US, and Germany - Conference Room 1, 1st floor
B: Making the case and innovative responses -  Room 145, 1st floor
17.15- 17.30  Break
17.30-18.30

Afternoon plenaries - Conference Room 1, Ground floor

The afternoon plenaries will give an over view of research data challenges and solutions from institutional and national perspectives.

Research Data Management Policy at the University of Edinburgh

Sheila Cannell, Director of Library Services, University of Edinburgh: Research Data at Edinburgh: an institutional perspective from the University of Edinburgh (PowerPoint)

A perspective from a national infrastructure provider, the Australian National Data Service (ANDS)

Andrew Treloar, Director of Technology, ANDS: Data: Its origins in the past, what the problems are in the present, and how national responses can help fix the future

19.30  Dinner
Tuesday 29 March 2011
TimeSession

09.15-10.45

Parallel Sessions 3 

Training / Publishing / Planning

The third set of parallel sessions will feature: A) the work of the JISCMRD Projects producing subject-focussed training materias; B) the challenges of data publishing; C) case studies in data management planning.

A: Training projects - Room 123, 1st floor
B: The challenges of data publishing - Conference Room 1, Ground floor
C: Case studies in data management planning- Room 145, 1st floor
10.45-11.15  Break

11.15-13.00

Parallel sessions 4

Support for RDM planning / citing / linking-integrating

The fourth set of parallel sessions will feature: A) considerations of support and guidance for RDM Planning; B) the challenges of data citation; C) case studies in linking and integrating research data.

A: Support for RDM planning - Conference Room 1, Ground floor

A report of this packed session by June Finch is available in three parts on the MaDAM project blog (scroll down to Session Report JISC MRD International WS: Support for RDM Planning, Part 1 and read upwards!)

B: The challenges of data citation - Room 123, 1st floor
C: Case studies in linking and integrating research data -  Room 145, 1st floor
13.00-14.00  Lunch

14.00-15.00
 

Workshops / unconference - Conference Room 3, Ground floor
Discussion of matters arising from the programme and workshop
  1. 'What should DCC communicate through guidance materials?'
  2. Metadata for Scientific Research Objects 1
  3. Research Data Collaboration Tools
  4. Reviewing Data Management Plans
15.00-15.15  Break
15.15-16.15
Workshops / unconference - Conference Room 3, Ground floor

Discussion of matters arising from the programme and workshop

  1. 'This is all very nice, but how do we persuade researchers to give a damn (frankly)?'
  2. Metadata for Scientific Research Objects 2
  3. Measures of Impact
  4. Classifying datasets and JISCMRD projects by data types (SONEX Project)
16.15-16.30  Break

16.30-17.00

Plenary panel - Conference Room 1, Ground floor

Panel: Reflections on the programme and workshop: achievements, gaps and next steps

Simon Hodson, Workshop Close and Thanks (PowerPoint)