1st LEARN workshop! Research Data & research lifecycle – 29 January, London

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 17 December 2015

The new European project LEARN will raise awareness of Research Data Management and policy issues to institutions. It will do this by maximizing the visibility of the existing LERU Roadmap for Research Data, written by LERU, the League of European Research Universities. The LERU Roadmap is a guide for universities and research organizations on how to tackle the challenges which research data poses.

Researchers, research funders, research organisations and senior decision makers are cordially invited to the workshop ‘Embedding Research Data as part of the research cycle’ which will be held on the 29th January (9am-5pm) at Senate House in London. Register now.

For more Information on LEARN please visit the project website .

How long should I keep my data?

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 21 September 2015

Two official documents are here to help UCL researchers and students understand their responsibilities regarding the preservation (or “archiving”) of the data that they produce. Check the definition of research data if you are not sure what is meant by it.

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What is metadata?

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 15 September 2015

Metadata are commonly defined as “data about other data”, i.e. a description of your data, including key information that would make them discoverable.

What is Research Data Management?

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 15 September 2015

Research data are the original sources or material that you have created or collated to conduct your research project. The response to your research question is based on the analysis of these data. (Read more in our post on research data.)

Research Data Management covers all of the decisions made throughout the research lifecycle to handle these research data, from the planning stage of the project up to the long-term preservation of data.

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What are research data?

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 15 September 2015

Research data are the original sources or material that you have created or collated to conduct your research project. They can be digital or non-digital. The response to your research question is based on the analysis of these research data.

The following definition can be read in UCL Research Data Policy:

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