JISC Managing Research Data Benefits & Evidence Workshop

In late November I attended the JISC Managing Research Data Benefits & Evidence Workshop in Bristol. The two day event was a good chance to review progress and devise KPIs and metrics with which to measure the success of both our project and the implementation of our service. As you would expect there’s a huge amount of reading to be done around policies, funding requirements and work coming out of the other JISC MRD projects, luckily I’ve taken this speed reading course…

I have managed to produce a workable benefits and evidence template, which is available here: Benefits Management Plan – ADMIRe

As you will see, a lot of the metrics require a sufficient level of maturity and are mainly forward looking – our project is expected to hand over a fledgling RDM service, with minimal metrics collected and provide a baseline for what already exists.