My blog posts
The theme of the week - open in action – puts into context some of the key findings of the report, and what they mean for higher education ( HE ) and... >>
My last blog on the Concordat referred to the arguments for open research data. How at a policy level it helps ensure reproducibility, research integrity, and... >>
But while funders and universities have their own policies, and in some cases mandates, in place for open research data, what hasn’t been so apparent is that... >>
I am Jisc’s deputy chief innovation officer responsible for research and development activities in the area of research data, research infrastructure and library and scholarly futures.
Currently one of the main areas I am is overseeing is research at risk which aims to develop robust and sustainable infrastructure and services for research data management for UK universities, and as part of this I am leading Jisc’s strategy in the area of a long-term solutions in research data.
l am also involved in technology foresight where a range of technologies and their impact on education and research is assessed.
I have a strong interest in the updating of infrastructure for the creation, sharing and managing of digital resources and related shared services, as well as the policy and practices required to improve their re-use and exploitation to enhance education and research, with the main focus being on research. This also includes issues of sustainability and transferring Jisc’s research and development work into services for colleges and universities.
A selection of Rachel's presentations:
- Investing in a time of disruptive change (October 2009)
- Agile resources on the open web …. a global digital library (November 2010)
- The potential of cloud (September 2011)
Rachel is also a member of a number of working groups these include:
Preservica Selected for New Jisc Research Data Service for UK Universities
RealWire, December 2016
Experts unite to debate international developments in research
Research Information, August 2016
ORCID consortium to improve UK research visibility
Research Information, June 2015
Jisc funds to improve research data management
Education Technology, April 2015