Author Archives: Bill Hubbard

About Bill Hubbard

Bill Hubbard is Head of the Centre for Research Communications (CRC) at the University of Nottingham and the JISC Research Communications Strategist. Bill directs the CRC's work in a range of open access and research communication initiatives and services and leads the CRC Team. The CRC is the home for the established SHERPA Partnership and its activities; the SHERPA Services RoMEO, JULIET, OpenDOAR ; and a portfolio of project work. As the JISC Research Communications Strategist Bill is involved in the development of the strategic work of JISC in supporting and leading national developments in research and scholarly communications.

Work in the USA towards data archiving

An interesting post on the JISC Repositories list on 21st March highlights a survey being undertaken by the University of Michigan looking at the relationship between data archives and institutional repositories. Their 10 minutes survey is available here for any that wish to contribute.

The poster also mentions a draft 12 page guide (available on Scribd, but easier to read as a Google doc) which is interesting and useful about building links between social science data archives and institutional repositories  ” . . . that provides guidelines and decision rules for institutional repositories at each stage of the archiving process: from appraisal to acquisition to curation to dissemination. ”


Research Data Policies

Part of the work of ADMIRe is to get insitutional approval and adoption of a Research Data Management Policy: this is going well. As part of this we have had a look at some other institutional RDMPs: it might be useful to list them here.

Edinburgh University Research Data Management Policy

University of  Hertfordshire Research Data Management Policy

University of Northampton Research Data Policy

University of Oxford Research Data Management and background


Digital Curation Centre roadshow in the East Midlands

Registration has been announced for an event on research data management in the East Midlands, as part of the continuing Digital Curation Centre roadshow series. The DCC is running regional roadshows to support HEIs with research data management. This one will be 7-8 February 2012, University of Loughborough.

The announcement covers the content of the two day event:

•    Day 1 is a general introduction and is open to all. Best practice will be shared through case studies to help build a community of data management expertise in the East Midlands.

•    Day 2 is a strategic training day for research support staff.  The workshop provides an introduction to curation and DCC tools so you can start to plan research data management services for your institution.

I will be speaking at this about ADMIRe – so see you there?


OpenAIRE Plus

Following from the previous two posts, which touch on governmental level responses to open access to publication outputs and public data, this is a development which will try and tie them together.

The European OpenAIRE project has out out a press release which reviews its aim to link peer-reviewed literature to associated data.

From the press release:

“The 30 month project, funded by the EC 7th Framework Programme, will work in tandem with OpenAIRE, extending the mission further to facilitate access to the entire Open Access scientific production of the European Research Area, providing cross-links from publications to data and funding schemes.  This large-scale project brings together 41 pan-European partners, including three cross-disciplinary research communities.”

Nottingham is proud to be a partner in this work, acting as the National Open Access Desk for the UK for this and the continuing and precursor OpenAIRE project.