Loughborough University’s Research Committee have approved a draft Research Data Management Policy. The policy is likely to be amended as services are developed and as it is considered at other committees. However, Research Committee approval is a good first step for this developing policy.
We would like to acknowledge the support we received from colleagues at the Digital Curation Centre, University of Edinburgh and University of Oxford in creating our draft policy.
We had a poster summarising the results of our UK HEI RDM survey accepted for the 9th International Digital Curation Conference. Check out number 206: UK Higher Education Research Data Management Survey from the full list of posters.
Dr Erika Whiteford has kindly written a research data management case study for the Lakes and the Artic Carbon cycle project. Erika’s case study highlights the value historic research data brings to our understanding of the future. It also illustrates the importance of managing research data and sharing it for possible future studies.
Erika’s case study is available via the university Library’s Research Support web pages.