Data curation: from lab to reuse

Added by Sarah on 19 October 2009 11:53

The RIN presented a paper at the Embedding Institutional Data Curation Services in Research (EIDSCR) workshop Data curation: from lab to reuse on 14 October 2009 in Oxford.

Aaron Griffiths, Research Officer at the RIN, gave a presentation on our upcoming case studies in life sciences project, looking at how life scientists make use of information resources and how their needs match up with policies implemented by research funders and institutions. His presentation reviewed the findings of this project, with a particular focus on researchers? data management practices.

The workshop was organised as part of the JISC-funded EISCSR project and aimed to showcase proven practice in selected data management areas identified as challenging for researchers. Other key speakers also included Alan Garny, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at the University of Oxford, looking at challenges in data handling and management and Angus White of the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), discussing mobilising data and curation capabilities in DCC SCARP.

The audience included researchers who generate data in labs and computing simulations and staff from units with an interest in research data management and curation issues.

You can view Aaron?s presentation ?RIN case studies in the life sciences: findings on data management? on the EISCSR’s project website.

The RIN report is due out in early November 2009 and we are holding an evening launch event, inviting senior representatives from all sections of the community to contribute to the debate on the issues raised by the study, with a keynote speech from Professor Sir Kenneth Calman, Chair of the National Cancer Research Institute and Chancellor, University of Glasgow.

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