Archive for the ‘Research’ Category

Understanding and Characterizing Engineering Research Data for its Better Management

Monday, October 18th, 2010

The ERIM (Engineering Research Information Management) Project has released a report entitled Understanding and Characterizing Engineering Research Data for its Better Management. The report introduces a new technique for modelling research activity information development and uses it to analyse the data records from six engineering studies. This modelling technique is supported by the ERIM Data Management Terminology as set out in the report. The ERIM Project is part of the JISC’s Managing Research Data Programme, looking at data management planning in EPSRC-funded projects. It is a collaboration between the Innovative design and Manufacturing Research Centre (IdMRC) at the University of Bath and UKOLN, representing the DCC.

International Open Access Week

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

The week beginning 18 October 2010 is international Open Access Week, with events and activities taking place worldwide on university and research campuses. Open Access enhances scholarly communication by making the results of publicly funded research available to all. Further details are available.

Further Funding for DevCSI

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

We are pleased to announce that DevCSI, a project to support developers in Higher Education, has received funding for a further year’s work. The project is based at UKOLN and funded by JISCexternal link. This year the project will focus on organising more events for developers in Higher Education as well as carrying out research not only into the value that developers provide their institutions but also the role they play in innovation.

UK e-Science AHM 2010 Considers New Opportunities on the Other Side of the Chasm

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

The 9th UK e-Science All Hands Meeting (AHM 2010external link), with the theme of e-Science: novel research, new science and enduring impact, is being held at the City Hall, Cardiff, over 13-16 September 2010. The closing panel of the conference will be a discussion of New Opportunities on the Other Side of the Chasm. It will be held in the Council Chamber at 10.45am Thursday 16 September following a short presentation on Digital Social Research by Professor David De Roure, Oxford e-Research Centre. The panellists are Professor Mark Birkin, GENeSIS Project, Dr Liz Lyon, UKOLN, Professor Gary Olson, University of Michigan and Dr Alex Voss, NCeSS.