The University of Edinburgh RDM Roadmap addresses requirements from the University RDM Policy and for research data storage infrastructure. It forms the basis of the RDM Programme of service, support and communication activities. The four main service areas are:

  • RDM planning: support and services for planning activities typically performed before research data is collected / created.
  • Active data infrastructure: facilities to store data actively used in current research activities and provide access to that storage, and tools to assist in working with the data.
  • Data stewardship: tools and services to aid in the description, deposit, and continuity of access to completed research data outputs.
  • Data management support: awareness raising and advocacy, data management guidance and training.

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  • Dealing with Data in Human Brain Imaging 

    Job, Dominic; Gonzalez, Rodriguez; Wardlaw, Joanna (2014-08-26)
    Here we present a brief discussion of current challenges to data integration and sharing in the field of human neuroimaging at Edinburgh University.
  • Accessing Big (Commercial) Data across a Global Research Infrastructure - Modelling Consumer Behaviour in China 

    Lloyd, Ashley D.; Antonioletti, Mario A.; Sloan, Terence M. (2014-08-26)
    The use of globally distributed computing systems and globally distributed data to understand and manage global organisations is a well-established vision. It can be found in patents awarded for electrical communications ...
  • Mapping and Managing Edinburgh's Social History (MESH) 

    Rodger, Richard; Grosso, Eric (2014-08-26)
    Maps are both an ancient and a modern creation. MESH uses Edinburgh’s rich cartographic history, generously supplied in geo-referenfed form by the NLS Map Library, and also creates many new maps using information for the ...
  • Secure and Scalable Systems for Research Data Management 

    Walsh, Paul (2014-08-26)
    Recent years have witnessed extraordinary advancement in the data generation capacity of research tools such as mass spectrometry, genomic sequencing, digital imaging and other high throughput technologies. This has led ...
  • Capturing Datasets ... is only the half of it! 

    Simpson, Colin (2014-08-26)
    In the role of Data Manager at The Roslin Institute for the past three years, the one thing that has struck me more than anything else is the dedication and commitment to science each of our 70 + PI’s demonstrate. I’m told ...
  • There's no point going on - visualising qualitative data 

    Sharman, Ian (2014-08-26)
    "Journey to the Centre of the Worth" is the follow-up to " Exactly Which Part of What We do in Higher Education is Not Employability?". This is the graphic representation of the emergent themes from that discussion. The ...
  • Dealing with data from West Nilotic languages 

    Remijsen, Bert (2014-08-26)
    Since 2005, the author has been involved in several projects aimed at investigating and documenting the Western Nilotic languages Dinka and Shilluk. Over the years he has come to distinguish primarily between two types of ...
  • Sharing non(personal) data: the case of neuro-imaging 

    Pernet, Cyril R.; Job, Dominic; Wardlaw, Joanna; Rodriguez, David (2014-08-26)
    Sharing data is beneficial in many ways: it accelerates progress in our fundamental understanding of the topic addressed by the data, it improves publication and data quality, it reduces the cost of research and increases ...
  • GeosMeta: a prototype metadata and provenance service 

    Mineter, M.; Palansuriya, C.; Nowell, J.; Hagdorn, M.; Sloan, T.M.; Place, C.J.; Jackson, M. (2014-08-26)
    GeosMeta is the name of a new service being developed for use in the University's School of GeoSciences, in a collaboration with EPCC. The objective of GeosMeta is to gather metadata during a project: • to assist the ...
  • Dealing with software: the research data issues 

    Hong, Neil Chue (2014-08-26)
    Software underpins much of the scientific research undertaken today. As well as the “traditional” use of software for modelling and simulation, it is used to manage and control instruments, and analyse and visualise data. ...
  • Hyperglycaemia and diabetes risk among 100,000 patients: Opportunities and challenges in using routine healthcare data 

    McAllister, David (2014-08-26)
    In a Chief Scientist Office (CSO) funded project recently accepted for publication in PLOS Medicine we performed a novel linkage of multiple Scottish healthcare databases to address the question:- “What is the risk of type ...
  • Using an electronic lab notebook to facilitate Research Data Management at the University of Edinburgh 

    Goddard, Nigel (2014-08-26)
    This paper examines how adoption of an electronic lab notebook can facilitate a research data management programme, using the design and integration of the RSpace electronic lab notebook at the University of Edinburgh ...
  • Archiving a Complex Dataset:: IST-3 - A case study 

    Drever, Jonathan (2014-08-26)
    The Third International Stroke Trial (IST-3) was a long running, large-scale international multi-centre randomised controlled trial of a thrombolytic drug, coordinated from Edinburgh, that recruited 3035 patients with ...
  • How Electronic Lab Notebooks can galvanise Research Data Management 

    Macneil, Rory (2014-08-26)
    The paper explains how electronic lab notebooks and data repositories are complementary responses to the scientific data problem. It is divided into four parts: 1. Description of the scientific data problem 2. Overview ...
  • Archiving the Scottish Young People’s Survey 

    Croxford, Linda (2014-08-26)
    From 1962 to 2005, a series of large-scale national surveys asked young Scots about their experiences of school and moving on to further and higher education or the labour market. They were commissioned by the Scottish ...
  • Gathering data on allegations of sexual abuse made against former disc jockey, Jimmy Savile 

    Smith, Mark; Kirkwood, Steve; Llewellyn, Clare (2014-08-26)
    This paper will report on a collaboration between Social Work and Informatics academics and Library staff at the University. The focus of the work is to secure a data set on allegations of sexual abuse made against the ...
  • Exploring challenges and strategies when using medical databases in research: a review 

    Calanzani, Natalia; Vojt, Gaby; Campbell, Christine; Weller, David (2014-08-26)
    The use of medical databases in research is well-established in the UK, and is likely to intensify further with the launch of the programme in England. However, managing and analysing these datasets is not ...
  • Where data and journal content collide: what does it mean to 'publish your data'? 

    Burnhill, Peter; Mewissen, Muriel; Rusbridge, Adam (2014-08-26)
    This presentation uses two studies to inform and illustrate thinking by a PI on what data could be considered as candidate for deposit into the University’s Datashare repository. The findings from these two studies have ...
  • Big Data for Disease Control: Interdisciplinary approaches to data linkage and management 

    Lee, Shona Jane (2014-08-26)
    The source of tremendous promise and unsettling surveillance alike, the term ‘Big Data’ has attracted substantial public attention in recent years, garnering widespread press coverage and debate in equal measure. In reality ...

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