The scientific process is enhanced by managing and sharing research data. Good research data management practice allows reliable verification of results and permits new and innovative research built on existing information. This is important if the full value of public investment in research is to be realised. These principles have been recognised by key stakeholders: most Research Councils now have policies in place which encourage or mandate the creation of a research data management plan and the deposit of research data in a recognised data centre where such exist. Many leading journals require underlying datasets also to be published or made accessible as part of the essential evidence base of a scholarly article.

Managing Research Data (JISCMRD)

The scientific process is enhanced by managing and sharing research data. Good research data management practice allows reliable verification of results and permits new and innovative research built on existing information. This is important if the full value of public investment in research is to be realised. These principles have been recognised by key stakeholders: most Research Councils now have policies in place which encourage or mandate the creation of a research data management plan and the deposit of research data in a recognised data centre where such exist. Many leading journals require underlying datasets also to be published or made accessible as part of the essential evidence base of a scholarly article.

Research 3.0 campaign

JISC considers it a priority to promote and support good research data management and sharing for the benefit of UK Higher Education and Research. The Managing Research Data Programme, is targeting a number of key areas:

  • piloting essential research data management infrastructures within institutions and for distributed research groups  Managing the Research Data Challenge
  • improving practice in research data management planning 
  • developing tools to help institutions plan their research data management practice 
  • encouraging the publication of research data and demonstrating the benefits of improved methods for citing, linking and integrating research data 
  • and, stimulating the acquisition of appropriate skills, among academics and research support staff in Universities

JISC also funds the Digital Curation Centre, which provides internationally recognised expertise in this area, as well as support and guidance for UK HE.

5 programme strands
  1. Research Data Management Infrastructure (RDMI) Projects
  2. Research Data Management Planning (RDMP) Projects 
  3. Support and Tools Projects
  4. Citing, Linking, Integrating and Publishing Research Data (CLIP) Projects
  5. Research Data Management Training Materials Projects

 

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Summary
Start date
1 October 2009
End date
30 September 2011
Topic
Strategic Themes