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JISC Workshop on Research Notebook Management – 19th of November

JISC will be running a workshop on research notebook management in London on the 19th of November. The event will cover the requirements of research notebooks, the tools needed to manage them and how this relates to researchers’ own subject specialisms. Researchers with an interest in exploring the use and management of lab notebooks are […]

Open Access Week 2018

As part of open access week 2018 (22nd-28th October 2018), UCL Library services have organised a series of events covering open access, REF, RPS, data sharing and Open Science. These events include training sessions, film screenings and drop-ins. The Research Data Support team will be running a lunchtime session on the most effective ways to […]

What is FOI and how does it apply to researchers?

The Freedom of Information Act was created in 2000 to increase the transparency of the public sector and their activities. Under the Act, research data can be requested although copyright and IP rights to the data remain with the original researcher. When a request for information is made, there are normally 20 working days to […]

What is a Format?

A format is essentially the form your data will take once you collect and archive it. Researchers are strongly advised to think very carefully about the final format their data will take so that it can be preserved for future use. There are two main two main categories of files – proprietary and non-proprietary formats. […]

Open Data as OER

Join us for this month’s UCL open education special interest group meeting. Dr. Javiera Atenas from the Open Knowledge Foundation will talk about a pedagogical element to foster open education through the use of Open Data, which MIT is currently working on. Javiera will showcase a data-research impact tool developed by the MIT which can […]

Introducing UCL’s open education initiative

Website: www.ucl.ac.uk/oer | Email: oer@ucl.ac.uk | Twitter: @OpenUCL | Repository: URL subject to change What is open education? Open education, like open access and open data, centres on a commitment to provide access to high quality education and educational resources to a global audience. As the Open Education Consortium declares, “sharing is probably the most […]

Event at QMUL – SES Open: Harnessing FAIR Data Symposium, 3 September 2018

SES Open:  Harnessing FAIR Data Symposium Harnessing FAIR Data (3 September 2018, 13:00 – 17:00) focuses on researchers who employ or are seeking to use data in their work. FAIR is a set of guiding principles to make data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. In this thematic context we aim to better understand the cross-disciplinary practice of […]

New course in 2018/19! Writing Effective Data Management Plans

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 […]

Research IT & Data Management drop-ins: dates for 2018/19

The Research Data Management and Research IT teams run regular drop-in sessions. These sessions are open to all UCL research staff and research students and will be attended by someone from the Research Data Management team as well as representatives from all of the RITS service areas; if you have any questions or problems related the […]

How can I preserve and share research software?

Research software is an increasingly important research output across all disciplines. Alongside this, there is an increasing recognition of the role of software in supporting the reproducibility of papers.  Whilst there is still work to be done on ensuring proper credit for research software there are already steps that researchers can take to make their […]

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