Many funders, especially those awarding public monies, now make it a prerequisite of funding that all published outputs should be made open access. You should make it clear in your bid how you intend to comply with this requirement.
The main issues you need to address at the bidding stage are:
- Does your prospective funder have a policy on open access?
- If so, have they opted for ‘gold’ (made OA by the publisher) or ‘green’ (deposited in an OA repository) open access to published outputs?
- If ‘gold’, are they willing to pay article processing charges (APCs)?
- Do they require open access outputs to be released under a particular licence (e.g. CC BY)?
- Are you and your collaborative partners willing to comply with the funder’s OA requirements?
The creation of a research data management plan (DMP) at the start of a research project is becoming a common requirement. It is increasingly an expectation on the part of funders, sometimes even at the bidding stage, and the University of Northampton’s research data policy and guidance highly recommend it. But what is a DMP and what should it include? Read the rest of this entry
Yesterday’s event for Library and Learning Services staff was the third in the series of research data management (RDM) workshops being run by Digital Curation Centre (DCC) staff for the University of Northampton. Our ‘institutional engagement’ with the DCC is part of a sector-wide initiative to enhance the skills of researchers, and those who support them, in RDM.
As a basic introduction, the session started by clarifying what research data are, then covered data management planning, data sharing and the skills required to support these tasks. It concluded with a round-up of progress in RDM activity at Northampton.
Interestingly, some of the most energetic debate focused on the challenges of sharing data.
Data experts from the Digital Curation Centre are coming to the University on Wednesday, 20 February to run “Managing your PhD research data”
Good research is underpinned by good research data management. This workshop will explain why it’s important to actively manage your research data, address the key issues and challenges in data management and introduce the concept of data management planning. Students will have the opportunity to use the DMPonline tool to complete a data management plan for their PhD research.
This event is open to UN research students. Any research staff who would like support with managing their research data please contact Miggie Pickton.
Managing your PhD research data
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 from 15:00 to 17:30,
in the T-Pod, Rockingham Library, Park Campus, University of Northampton.
As part of our ongoing ‘engagement’ with the Digital Curation Centre, Sarah Jones and Marieke Guy will be running a couple of data management ‘clinics’ for researchers at Northampton. They will also present a short introductory talk covering the basics of research data management and highlighting the data services available to researchers at Northampton.