A new blog post, hot off the press, written by myself and Sammie Buzzard from UCL, on motivating researchers to do good software (and data) management: https://www.software.ac.uk/blog/2018-02-05-motivating-researchers-develop-good-software-practices
(The authors, yesterday.)
A beautiful video, this, which shows rather than tells…
Really enjoyed this post about combining Open Data wrangling with hobbies such as cricket, music, and, er, collecting fountain pens…
Whatever floats your boat!
I’m on the Digital Preservation Coalition‘s Communication and Advocacy sub-committee, and recently they asked us all to propose ideas for blog posts.
Here’s what I came up with in tandem with my old pal Jez Cope, Research Data Manager at the University of Sheffield. [LINK]
Here’s an unusual RDM problem…
Yet another thing to consider when writing your next data management plan…
This relates to what I’ve always said about synthesised data: you have to be very careful with it in case people mistakenly think it’s real…
A little light relief, which never hurts… (courtesy of the peerless McSweeney’s)
Here’s a nice paper from Rebecca Grant at the Digital Repository of Ireland, entitled “Identifying HSS Research Data for Preservation: A Snapshot of Current Policy and Guidelines”.
It cites a paper I co-authored with Marieke Guy and Laura Molloy a few years back, on the challenges of defining research data in creative arts environments.
As it happens, I was invited to speak about this topic at an event in Warsaw towards the end of last year. The presentations were recorded, so I’ll add a link to this post whenever mine emerges.
(Update: here’s the video)
De Gruyter asked me to write a post for their Open Science blog about the Horizon 2020 open data pilot, specifically how it might affect the social sciences.
So I did.