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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The (ALLEA) E-Humanities Working Group is seeking feedback on its draft guidance for humanities researchers working with data: Recommendations for Sustainable and FAIR Data Sharing in the Humanities Deadline: 15 July 2019 There is a growing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 […]

Opening UCL: roadmap for a new higher education landscape

Perspectives for Open Education at UCL The UCL Open Education project recently hosted Opening UCL, a symposium on Open Education to explore the current landscape in open education practice in higher education. Some highlights include: Innovative Open Educational Resources (OERs):  MOOCs (such as 23 Things) and interactive classroom surveys were showcased by Edinburgh and the Open University The Open Knowledge Foundation explained how open education […]

Digital preservation – not forgetting the software

Why preserve software? Digital preservation tends to focus on making data or digital objects open, FAIR and in the correct format for future use. But what about the software applications needed to store, retrieve and manipulate these data? Operating systems, hardware, licences and web hosting organisations all change over time.  So, good research requires us to understand and […]

Research Integrity & Research Support course for PhD students- 27/03

This regular training course introduces PhD students to research support available during the course of their studies. It is relevant for all PhD students, whatever the stage reached in their project and is applicable to all disciplines. The half-day session focuses on Research Integrity, Research Data Management, Data Protection, Research Ethics, Open Access and Research […]

Book now! Writing a Data Management Plan – 24/04

Research Data Management (RDM) is an increasingly important skill for researchers across all disciplines and career stages. Most research funders are introducing new requirements around Data Management as part of the application process. Often researchers will be asked to produce a Data Management Plan or be required to share data at the end of a […]

Digital skills courses & drop-ins – Term 2

Students and staff can book new ISD courses to develop their skills in a wide range of topics, including bibliographic software, data analysis, databases, graphic applications, SharePoint, UNIX, R, spreadsheets and more. Digital skills drop-ins are also available during term time, on Wednesdays. Find more information about dates, locations and how to book the courses. […]