Two JISC MRD programme events this week!

A particularly busy week this week for the JISC MRD programme and its projects!

On Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 October, we have the ‘Components of Institutional Research Data Services‘ meeting which involves both the JISC Managing Research Data Programme 2011-13 and the DCC Institutional Engagements team.  It’s from 12.00 on Wednesday to 16.00 on Thursday and is at the NCL Conference Centre, Nottingham.

Those attending, and those who are just interested in what we’ll be up to, can see the programme here.

Suggested Twitter hashtags, should you be that way inclined, are #JISCMRD and #UKDCC.

And then on Friday 26 October, we’re continuing to keep ourselves busy with the kick-off event for the new strand of research data management training materials projects!  This event is in London, at Venuesetc. Paddington and I’ll be there as one of the DaMSSI-ABC team along with the rest of the team and our four new(ish!) training projects.  The programme is available here.  Good hashtags for this event include #JISCMRD, #DaMSSI, #researchinfonet and #UKDCC.

We’ll be hearing from the projects and also asking for their take on some draft criteria for describing and assessing training interventions, which is a really interesting and accessible document to help thinking about planning and assessing training.  The criteria have been developed by the Research Information and Digital Literacies Coalition (RIDLs), supported by the Research Information Network.  There is more information about the criteria here:

DaMSSI-ABC will be a support and synthesis initiative for the training projects.  It’s explained in more detail here: and also has its own blog at  Please feel free to use the blog to post comments, questions and feedback before, during or after the event.

Hope to see you this week!