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Storing Data Safely and Securely

At UCL there are a range of options to support managing research data safely and securely. Here’s an overview of resources and services available. General Purpose Data Storage You should always make sure all your data is stored with services managed by UCL IT services, as this will ensure material is automatically backed up and […]

When data protection laws apply

GDPR and the Data Protection Act (2018) governs the storage and processing of “Personal data”, which is any data relating to a living, identifiable person. If you are working with data gathered from human participants it is essential to be aware of these laws and how they might apply to your project. These laws do […]

Meet Research IT Services!

Continuing our introductions theme for this year’s Love Data Week, you have met the new team, had an update on our newest system, and now let us reintroduce you to the Research IT Services (RITS) Team and what they do for you, your data, and beyond! First up, RITS runs the Research Data Storage service […]

Once upon a time, UCL launched a research data repository…

Filled with a sense of excitement (and dare I say it) relief, we finally launched the UCL research data repository on 5 June 2019. This was – and continues to be – an open and free platform for UCL research staff and students to publish outputs of research including datasets, software, posters, presentations, models, photographs… […]

Meet the new Research Data Management Team

DATA? But I don’t use spreadsheets… RDM is the term given to the approach taken to handle research outputs across the research lifecycle, from the planning stage of a project through to preserving outputs in the medium to longer-term, with a view to potentially sharing these with others. Historically, RDM was associated with STEM subjects […]

Research IT & Data Management drop-ins – autumn 2019 dates

The Research Data Management team and Research IT Services jointly run regular drop-in sessions.  These sessions are open to all UCL research staff and research students.  Someone from the Research Data Management team will be there to support you with data management planning best practice in storing and sharing data complying with funder requirements – […]

Call for contributions: Managing research data in the humanities

The (ALLEA) E-Humanities Working Group is seeking feedback on its draft guidance for humanities researchers working with data: Recommendations for Sustainable and FAIR Data Sharing in the Humanities Deadline: 15 July 2019 There is a growing consensus that research data needs to be FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable.  That is, it must be managed, organised, […]

UCL Open Science Day – 23 May 2019

Free workshop for all UCL researchers and staff. Registration is now open. UCL Open Science Day: developing open scholarship at UCL A year on from LERU‘s publication of Open Science and its role in universities: a roadmap for cultural change, and following the success of the last year’s workshop, UCL Open Science Day 2019 will […]

Research Data Repository launch 5 June 2019

After 2 years of collaboration with provider Figshare, the Research Data Repository is live!  This free, open service will allow all UCL researchers (doctoral and beyond) to publish, preserve and share data underpinning research – or other potentially useful data.  Free, open access to data is central to FAIR data principles and enables replicable research […]

Making UCL research reproducible

The call for Open Access to research Progress on sharing research has been gradual since the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities (2006) and the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – or DORA (2012).  Last year’s publication of Open Science and its role in universities: a roadmap for […]