Archive for the ‘Projects’ Category

Developing Data Informatics Capability in Libraries at LIBER 2013

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Liz Lyon, Director of UKOLN and Associate Director, DCC will give a presentation entitled Roadmaps, Roles and Re-engineering: Developing Data Informatics Capability in Libraries at the LIBER 2013  Conference to be held in Munich over 26 – 29 June.

In this presentation, Liz will reflect on the strategic and operational approaches to developing sustainable research data management services within institutions. Her perspective will draw on the work of the UK Digital Curation Centre in supporting universities addressing the data challenge through the provision of tools, guides and training resources. She will also share experience and findings from the Research360 Project and the innovative Immersive Informatics training programme at the University of Bath. Throughout the talk, the drivers, barriers and opportunities for libraries will be highlighted, unpacked and critically assessed, with a particular focus on requirements for new data scientist roles and associated informatics skills, to support multi-disciplinary data-intensive research and open science.

Stakeholder Benefits from Research Data Management

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

The JISC-funded Research360 Project, managed by UKOLN, has released the summary stakeholder benefits analysis from the Research Data Management (RDM) business case for the University of Bath. The document, entitled Benefits from Research Data Management in Universities for Industry and Not-for-Profit Research Partners, is now available to download. Further information is available from a news feature on the UKOLN Web site.

Community Capability Model Framework in the US

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Liz Lyon and Kenji Takeda gave a presentation entitled What is a Data Scientist? to the recent Microsoft eScience Workshop in Chicago in which they explained about the Community Capability Model Framework, funded by Microsoft Research. The Framework has attracted considerable interest including from the US NSF EarthCube initiative in its recent document EarthCube Roadmap. Slides from Liz and Kenji’s presentation to the Workshop are now available from the UKOLN Web site.

Open Data Hack Days

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

A few places remain on the forthcoming Open Data Hack Days event organised by the new UK Open Data Institute and DevCSI. Open Data Hack Days will take place at the Open Data Institute, London over 25 – 26 October 2012.

Exploiting Research Data for Teaching at ALT-C 2012

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Cathy Pink of UKOLN and Jez Cope of the University of Bath, both members of the JISC-funded Research360 Project, will be running a workshop entitled Exploiting Research Data for Teaching  (Workshop 188) on 11 September 2012 at the ALT-C 2012 Conference in Manchester. This workshop will explore how research data can be exploited for learning and teaching in Further and Higher Education, addressing the following questions:

  • What is research data?
  • How can data be exploited for teaching and learning?
  • Where can I find suitable data?
  • What licence applies to the data and how do I comply?
  • What contextual information is needed to make effective use of data?

Further information on this workshop is available.

DevCSI: Future Citations Hack Days

Friday, September 7th, 2012

The JISC-funded Developer Community Supporting Innovation Project (DevCSI) together with the JISC Citation Data Directions Project are organising a free event for software developers, project managers, and experts in the area of Citation Data Analysis to take place over Thursday 27 and Friday 28 September 2012 in Birmingham. The Future Citations Hack Days include free accommodation and food and will help participants to form small teams to discuss issues and to work on paper and real prototypes, datasets and APIs. All participants will be able to share their own examples, expertise and opinions via the lightning sessions, discussions and informal networking opportunities.

Further information is available on the DevCSI Web site.

JISC RIM CERIF Workshop Report

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

The Innovation Support Centre at UKOLN (together with the JISC RIM and RCSI Programmes) organised a workshop in Bristol on 27-28 June 2012 on Research Information Management (RIM) and CERIF. The Innovation Support Centre has just published a blog posting on this event. Further details are available from the ISC blog.

Open Access Repository Registries: Unrealised Infrastructure?

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Richard Jones of Cottage Labs, Sheridan Brown of Key Perspectives and Emma Tonkin of the Innovation Support Centre, UKOLN, have co-authored a paper entitled Open Access Repository Registries: unrealised infrastructure? to be presented at OR 2012 on 11 July during session P4B: Shared Repository Services and Infrastructure (2). It will present a comparative evaluation between OpenDOAR and ROAR, discuss stakeholder feedback, and propose a repository registry for the future. Further details may be obtained from the relevant OR 2012 session overview page.

Patients Participate! Presentation Slides Available

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Slides from Monica Duke’s presentation on the Patients Participate! Project entitled The Crowd-Sourced Lay Summary for Medical Research and delivered at the 6th Bloomsbury Conference held at University College London on 28-29 June 2012 are now available from the Conference Web site.  

Presentations from the programme of distinguished speakers are also available from the Conference programme page.

DevCSI Developer Challenge at Open Repositories 2012

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

The DevCSI Project (funded by JISC and based at the Innovation Support Centre, UKOLN, University of Bath) is pleased to announce that it is once again organising the Open Repositories Developer Challenge 2012 at the Seventh International Conference on Open Repositories in Edinburgh,  OR 2012. We are working closely with the Repositories Fringe and the Challenge is kindly sponsored by Microsoft Research.  Please note hash tags #or12dev #devcsi

The Challenge is taking place between Tuesday 10 July and Thursday 12 July, 2012. The Challenge is:

Show us something new and cool in the world of Open Repositories.

The initial deadline for your entry will be 10a.m., Tuesday 10 July 2012, which means you can start on your entry now!

You will then have a chance to pitch your idea to an audience or experts who will give you feedback. You will then be able to make changes to your idea and re-present it to a panel of judges the next day, Wednesday 11 July 2012. Winning entrants will present to the conference on Thursday 12 July 2012.

Prize money of £1000 is available for the winners and runners-up. There is an additional prize for the entry that demonstrates the most innovative use of Microsoft Technology (.Net Gadgeteer kit) which can also be submitted to the main Challenge above. We are hoping that we will be able to provide an opportunity for the winning team to meet up to complete its entry after the conference so that the community can benefit from it.

More information is available from the DevCSI Web site.