WP1.1 Research Of Available Resources¶
- Previous JISC Projects
- Vitae Researcher Development Framework
- DCC and Other Institutions
- Resources For Learning Materials
- QMUL resources for e-Learning
Results from previous projects (e.g. JISC RDMTrain programme, Research Data Management Skills Support Initiative (DaMSSI), Incremental ), as well as available material from the DCC and other institutions, will be studied and evaluated. Disciplines will be compared and parts of the available material identified that need to be adapted to appeal to researchers in the area of digital music and audio research. In order to integrate the material into the Vitae /RCUK Researcher Development Framework , used to assign credits by the QMUL Learning Institute , the recently released "Information-handling Lens" will also be analysed.
Previous JISC Projects with Data Management Training Outputs¶
There are lots of materials relating to data management available through Jorum these include audio interviews, PowerPoint presentations, factsheets, videos and more. Many of these are outputs of previous JISC-funded projects, and we consider some of those here.
The JISC RDMTrain programme funded five discipline-specific research data management training projects in 2010-2011.Two projects produced online courses:
- Project CAIRO - Managing Creative Arts Research Data (4 short units)
- MANTRA - for geosciences, social and political sciences and clinical psychology (a very detailed self-guided course)
- DATUM for Health - 3 sessions
- DMTpsych - 6 sessions
- DataTrain - different versions for archaeology (4 sessions) and social anthropology (3 modules targetted at different audiences)
- Three slideshows at varying levels of detail including materials targeted at post-doc researchers (Jorum)
- Research Data Management Factsheet (Jorum)
- Research Information Management Guides (Jorum)
- Research Information Management: Organising Humanities Material (Jorum)
- Research Information Management: Tools for the Humanities (Jorum)
The Incremental project at Glasgow and Cambridge was also part of the JISC Research Data Management Infrastructure programme. Incremental aimed to develop a data management infrastructure by examining existing practises and requirements at the institutions, piloting tools and services to enable data management (examples of proposed outputs included "templates, training, best practice guidelines, and policy") and embedding those outputs withing the institutions. In addition, they aimed to disseminate the results to the wider research community. During the course of the project many training resources were produced and these have been published on Jorum. We provide a summary of some resources on our page on Incremental.
Vitae Researcher Development Framework¶
In April 2012, Vitae published an information literacy component for the RDF.
Information literacy is an umbrella term which encompasses concepts such as digital, visual and media literacies, academic literacy, information handling, information skills, data curation and data management. Interacting with information is at the very heart of research and informed researchers are both consumers and producers of information.
The RDF component included an information literacy lens - mapping information literacy skills onto the RDF researcher model - and an Informed Researcher Booklet giving guidelines to researchers on evaluating and improving their information literacy.
The RDF Information Literacy lens is largely based on the Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) 7 Pillars Of Information Literacy
JISC and the Research Information Network (RIN) co-funded the Research Data Management Skills Support Initiative (DaMSSI) at the DCC. This aimed to examine how the Vitae RDF and the SCONUL 7 Pillars Of Information Literacy could be used to improve the planning of data management training, contributing to the development of the Vitae Information Literacy Lens and Informed researcher booklet, above.The DaMSSI outputs were (from here):
- DaMSSI project plan
- JISC RDMTrain projects mapped against the RDF
- JISC RDMTrain projects mapped to the Digital Curation Lifecycle Model
- Career profiles
- DaMSSI final report
Of particular interest to the current project are the mappings of previous RDM training projects onto the RDF and the Digital Curation Lifecycle Model.
DCC and Other Institutions¶Several UK universities have published materials relation to data management, and, particularly, data management training:
- Melbourne / Melbourne - RDM for Researchers
- Dartmouth - online course
- New Hampshire
- Responsible Conduct In Data Management (from US Office Of Research Integrity / U. of Illinois)
Although the legal and funder requirements for these organisations will differ from the UK situation, the underlying principles for data management are still the same.Some UK research councils have published policies regarding data management, data sharing and data curation:
- the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have a published policy framework for research data
- the Medical Research Council (MRC) have guidelines on data sharing including their data policy and information on data management plans
- the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) also have a research data policy
- although the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) web pages don't include data management information, their Funding Guide (PDF downloadable from AHRC web-site) does specify requirements for research data publication.
We are in the process of summarising the main Research Council Requirements.Other organisations have also produced materials related to data management training:
- the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) provide information, training and other resources for the digital curation lifecycle
- the UK Data Archive have published best practices for creating, preparing, storing and sharing data
- JISC Digital Media provides information on using digital media including specific guides to managing still images , moving images and audio as well as cross-media digital media use.
- World Agroforestry Centre created a one week course on Research Data Management and the manual for this (published 2002) is available from University of Reading Statistical Services Centre)
- Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA)
- British Library Preservation Advisory Centre (PAC)
- NCDCR Electonic Records documentation - includes file naming
- the Research Information Network (RIN) provide information on data management and curation
- The DataONE distributed framework for environmental sciences has Powerpoint training materials on data management
- Data Intelligence for Librarians
- Moodle - a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
- Mahara "open source eportfolios", whatever that means.
- Articulate for developing online/e-Learning materials
- qReview lecture capture system
- Adobe Connect web-conferencing
- Bristol Online Surveys (QMUL) for developing... surveys