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Research data management planning

Many research funders now require a data management plan (DMP) to be submitted in a grant proposal. Such plans set out how data will be handled during a project and how it will be shared with others. They are an invaluable tool to guide data management and should be amended as necessary as a project […]

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DCC research data management planning training

We have had another brilliant training session from the Digital Curation Centre. Once again the topic was research data management planning but this time looking at costing for RDM. The outline for the session was as follows: Introduction What are Data Management Plans and why are they important? Funders’ policies on data management and eligible […]

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Anonymising data

There are a number of really helpful sources of information on anonymising research data for sharing. UK Data Archive (UKDA) advice on anonymisation of quantitative and qualitative data: UKDA presentation on anonymisation techniques to enable data sharing: University of Edinburgh provide explanation and some useful examples: Information Commissioners Office code of practice […]

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The Digital Curation Center

We were very fortunate to have support from Digital Curation Centre (DCC) staff when devising some research data management training sessions, drafting our research data management policy and having a first look at data management planning. They facilitated three sessions to kick-start our research data management activities and these were well received by all in […]

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RDM training

Feedback from attendees at a recent RDM overview session in the University Library pointed to a few areas of concern: Protecting future research based on data collected in a project. Difficulties in sharing due to confidentiality agreements signed by participants several years ago. Participants can not be contacted retrospectively as the sensitive nature of the […]

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