Monday, 27 October 2008

Institutional and National Research Data Management Services

Last week the second event organized as part of the Scoping Digital Repository Services for Research Data Management project took place at the Said Business School. The aim was to hear about examples of services to support researchers with their data management duties and encourage discussion amongst service units in Oxford. We had a great group of speakers coming from: 
  • San Diego Super Computer Data Central, 
  • the UK Research Data Service, 
  • the Digital Curation Centre, 
  • the UK Data Archive, 
  • the NERC Environmental Bioinformatics Centre, 
  • the Archaeology Data Service and 
  • Oxford Legal Services. 
Throughout the day a wide range of services were described including infrastructure and tools for storage, access, discovery, use or preservation as well as services related to support, advice and training starting as early as possible in the research lifecycle.  The final panel discussion between some of the service units in Oxford evidenced the need for coordination and funding to provide the range of support services that Oxford researchers need. 

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