Confused about Research Data Management?


Research funders and institutions are imposing mandates regarding the importance of open and well preserved data. With these changing demands, now is a good opportunity to learn more about what is desired for correct data management practises, whilst adapting your current methods to keep ahead of the game.

A presentation is being held covering key policies, plans, sharing outlets and long-term preservation of data. It will provide in depth information regarding the growing importance of good research data management, alongside the tools and services being developed at Oxford and elsewhere to best aid researchers.

Title: ’An Introduction to Research Data Management: Policies, Plans, Sharing, and  Preservation’
Date: 25th November
Time: 2-3pm
Location: Tony Hoare Room, Robert Hooke Building

To sign up – Click Here!

“Things to do with data” series


The “Things to do with data” series is back again, and this term, talks are lined up on data visualisation, network analysis, systems for managing medical data, and data as intellectual property, along with introductions to tools and services that might just help you look after your data more effectively.

These talks are aimed at researchers from all disciplines who generate, gather, or delicately prise out pearls of data, this series looks at software, services, and techniques to help you make the most of that data. Covering aspects of data management from planning to re-use, these talks are intended to inspire whilst also considering the practical requirements of research funders and issues surrounding data sharing.

To find out more or book your place, click on the links below.

22nd October, 2014An introduction to research data managementclick here
29th October, 2014The Online Research Database Service (ORDS)–  click here
5th November, 2014 Computer analysis of texts and interviewsclick here
12th November, 2014 – Biomedical research databases & data publishingclick here
19th November, 2014Four levels of data visualizationclick here
26th November, 2014 – Data ownership, IPR, and the Cloudclick here

New Data Management induction resources available

RDO-474x267The IT Services Research Support team is pleased to announce the release of a new version of their research data management induction resources.

The resources consist of short PowerPoint presentations (with comprehensive presenter’s notes), alongside an accompanying hand-out. They are designed to cover key issues and provide pointers for further information, and are ideal for use with new researchers (including postgraduate research students) or anywhere requiring a quick overview of the topic.

To view the resources and find out more click here