Oxford Launches Research Data Management Website

The following announcement was posted to the Research Data Management listserv on 14 November 2010 via S. Hodson. I thought it might be on interest to some of you.

The University of Oxford has recently launched a new Research Data Management Website: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rdm

The development of this resource was ‘a close collaboration between Research Services, Computing Services and the Bodleian Library and is an important deliverable from the EIDCSR project (http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/inf11/digpres/eidcsr.aspx and http://eidcsr.oucs.ox.ac.uk/)

From the University of Oxford’s internal announcement:


A new website designed to support researchers with their research data management activities is now available at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rdm. This has been developed by Research Services in collaboration with OUCS.

The website includes information about

· research funder requirements in the area of research data management

· services available within the University to assist researchers in this area

· guidance on how to produce a data management plan as part of a funding application

· further sources of advice and online guidance, updates and news, and tools and training available to help.

Previously, web-based information about research data management was available from a number of sites across the University but it was felt that a single source of `signposting’ information would be a valuable resource for researchers from all subject disciplines at differing stages of the research cycle, increasing understanding of the benefits of improved research data management, as well as communicating the range of services available.

The website is one of the project outputs from the JISC-funded ‘Embedding Institutional Data Curation Services in Research’ (EIDCSR) project, which aims to scope the requirements to manage and curate research data generated by Oxford researchers. The intention is that information available from the site will increase as policy and services in this area develop.

We would welcome your feedback and any help you can offer in publicising this site further (eg.linking to this from existing University websites). Please do get in touch by contacting either Kathryn Dally (kathryn.dally@admin.ox.ac.uk ) or Sian Dodd (sian.dodd@admin.ox.ac.uk) in Research Services.

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ICPSR also recently released guidelines for effective data management plans.

Please let me know what you think....