Evidence Gathering Session at the #jiscmrd Launch Workshop

In response to the Evidence Gathering Session at the JISC Managing Research Data Programme Launch Workshop, the large, 18-month ‘infrastructure’ projects were asked to produce blog posts identifying the key benefits which they felt the project would generate and indicating what evidence they felt they were likely to be able to produce, within and beyond the lifetime of the project. The posts are starting to appear and as they do, links will be provided below:

Strand A: Research Data Management Infrastructure

Research Data Management Infrastructure: Institutional Pilot Projects

ADMIRe (A Data Management Infrastructure for Research), University of Nottingham

Blogpost on benefits and metrics (with link to doc):
( https://admire.jiscinvolve.org/wp/files/2011/12/Benefits-and-Metrics-for-ADMIRe-March-20121.doc )

Data.bris, University of Bristol

Blogpost on benefits and metrics: http://data.blogs.ilrt.org/2011/12/21/data-bris-benefits-and-metrics/

Iridium, University of Newcastle

Blogpost on benefits and metrics:  http://iridiummrd.wordpress.com/2012/03/08/iridium-jisc-mrd-key-benefits-and-metrics-task-from-start-up-meeting/

Leeds RoaDMaP, University of Leeds

Blogpost on benefits and metrics: http://blog.library.leeds.ac.uk/blog/roadmap/post/31

Orbital, University of Lincoln

Benefits blog post pending.

Pilot Study in Health & Life Sciences, University of the West of England

Blogpost on benefits and metrics: http://blogs.uwe.ac.uk/teams/mrd/archive/2012/01/10/Impact.aspx

Research360, University of Bath

Blogpost on benefits and metrics: http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/research360/2012/03/benefiting-from-research360-who-when-and-how/

Research Data @ Essex, University of Essex

Blogpost on benefits and metrics: http://researchdataessex.posterous.com/83455191

Service Oriented Toolkit for Research Data Management, University of Hertfordshire

Benefits blog post pending.

Research Data Management Infrastructure: Institutional Embedding and Transition to Service Projects

DaMaRO (Data Management Roll-out at Oxford), University of Oxford

Blogpost on benefits and metrics: http://blogs.oucs.ox.ac.uk/damaro/2012/03/02/benefits-of-damaro/

DataPool, University of Southampton

Blogpost on project benefits and metrics: http://blogs.ecs.soton.ac.uk/datapool/2012/03/08/a-project-for-the-research-life-cycle/

MiSS (MaDAM into Sustainable Service), University of Manchester

Blogpost on benefits and impacts, including a consideration of timescales: http://www.miss.manchester.ac.uk/?p=219

This post includes a helpful consideration of timescales and benefit types; it would be good, however, to provide some concrete examples for each of these categories, particularly the first two.

Open Exeter, University of Exeter

Blogpost on benefits and metrics: http://blogs.exeter.ac.uk/openexeterrdm/blog/2012/02/09/open-exeter-the-benefits/

Research Data Management Infrastructure: Disciplinary Projects

KAPTUR, University for the Creative Arts

Blogpost on benefits and metrics, and applying KRDS toolkit: http://kaptur.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/benefits-and-metrics-krds/

PIMMS (Portable Infrastructure for the Metafor Metadata System), University of Reading

Blogpost on benefits and metrics: http://proj.badc.rl.ac.uk/pimms/blog/benefits

SWORD-ARM (SWORD & Archaeological Research data Management), University of York

Blogpost on benefits: http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/blog/sword-arm/2012/03/sword-arm-the-benefits/

Research Data Management Infrastructure: Metadata

CERIF for Datasets, University of Sunderland

Blogpost on benefits and metrics: http://cerif4datasets.wordpress.com/2011/12/02/benefits-and-metrics/

Strand B and C: Research Data Management Planning Projects

The shorter projects in the programme, looking at issues around research data management planning and enhancing the DCC’s DMPonline tool were encouraged to provide information, but not obliged.

SMDMRDM (Sustainable Management of Digital Music Research Data), Queen Mary University of London

Benefits most relevant to the SMDMRD Project: http://rdm.c4dm.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/programme-launch-day-2

REDm-MED (Research Data Management for Mechanical Engineering Departments), University of Bath

The REDm-MED Project calls for discussions of benefits (and impact) to include those outside academia, here specifically industrial collaborators: http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/redm-med/2012/01/04/extending-the-rdm-benefits-envelope/

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