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RDMF6: Planning for research data management
Meeting funder imperatives
05-06 May 2011 |
The sixth meeting of the Research Data Management Forum (RDMF6) was hosted by the University of Leicester on 5th and 6th May 2011. The theme for the meeting provided an opportunity to explore the principles for data management planning that are set by the major funders, what these mean in practice for researchers and institutions, as well as how plans are assessed, monitored and their agreed outputs measured.
Presentations and discussions comprised
- Opening keynote: The RCUK Common Principles on Data Policy - Juan Bicarregui, Chair of RCUK Research Outputs Network Subgroup on Research Data
The Research Councils recently published Common Principles on Data Policy. In his talk, Juan Bicarregui discussed these principles and explained the balancing of motivations which lie behind them.
- The challenge for institutions 1: data management planning and the research strategy
- The challenge for institutions 2: the impact on resourcing and supporting the research data management plan
- Winning the grant and delivering the plan - a researcher's view
- Data management plans, moderating panels and the evaluation process
- International developments in data management planning
- Practical guidance and training (the Incremental project) at Cambridge
- The emergence of research information system and the management of research outputs
The venue for this sixth RDMF was the University of Leicester's John Foster Hall on the Oadby campus, approximately three miles from Leicester railway station.