UCL Research Data Services
UCL Research Data Services provides a service to facilitate better management of digital datasets by researchers.
For a more detailed overview of our service and the people who run it, please visit our new introduction to Research Data Services site:
Information on how to register your project on our service and, how to access your project storage will remain here.
Objectives and Policies
Research Data Storage
The key objectives of the UCL Research Data service are to provide:
• Capability to store increasingly large volumes of electronic research data and data products
• Capability to support coordinated end-to-end research ‘workflows’ encompassing the use of both data storage and computational resources, by UCL researchers.
• The protection and preservation of UCL’s research data assets.
• Increased potential for re-use and possible future exploitation of UCL’s research data assets.
• Opportunities to consolidate UCL’s data storage infrastructure. Unified pan-UCL services (single system for all researchers)
• Improved compliance with increasingly stringent requirements for the management of project (data) outputs by the Research Councils.
UCL Research Data Policy version 4.0 2013
The Vice Provost (Research) has ratified a UCL Research Data Policy. This policy outlines responsibilities of all stakeholders involved in the storage and management of data outputs from research at UCL.
The full current policy can be downloaded here.
Guidelines and communication events are being developed and will be available shortly
The UCL Research Data service has now formally created its governance structure and appointed Jacky Pallas as the Chair of the Project Board.
Further information regarding the project governance structure can be found here.
A requirements study was completed in 2011 and groups for Phase 1 deployment identified in 2011. Service procurement and development is now in progress ahead of a planned Phase 1 deployment in Q1 2013. A modular architecture is being developed to manage the research data life-cycle from creation to publication.
We are currently engaged in open discussions with researchers to determine the range of user requirements for the service and to prioritise those elements for the phase 1 service this year. A set of pilot users will be engaged to assist in developing and evaluating the phase 1 service roll-out.
These requirements, in combination with ongoing analysis of potential solutions, are being combined to specify the functionality required for the initial service deployment and the long term service plans.
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