Posts Tagged ‘research360’

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.

Microsoft eScience Workshop 2012: What Is a Data Scientist?

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Liz Lyon, Director of UKOLN and Kenji Takeda of Microsoft Research will give a presentation entitled What Is a Data Scientist? at the forthcoming Microsoft eScience Workshop 2012. The ninth annual Microsoft eScience Workshop will be held over 8 and 9 October at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on eScience 2012. Discussions and presentations will once again relate to the theme of eScience in Action. Each year, the workshop provides a forum for scientists and researchers to share their experiences and expertise with the academic and research communities.

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.

UKOLN Contribution to the University of Bath’s Roadmap for EPSRC

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Liz Lyon and Catherine Pink of the UKOLN Informatics Research Group have authored the University of Bath Roadmap for EPSRC: Compliance with Research Data Management Expectations. Full details are available from a news feature now available on the UKOLN Web site.

Research360 Project Underway

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

The joint University of Bath- and UKOLN-based Research360 Project is now fully up and running.

Research360 is one of a number of projects being funded through the JISC Managing Research Data Programme. It is an institutional project designed to pilot policies, infrastructure and training resources to provide high-quality support for research. Further details are available from a news feature on the UKOLN Web site.