Friday, 31 July 2020
Sharing RDM knowledge and good practice Have you ever felt lost when looking for material on Research Data Management? This toolkit https://rdmtoolkit.jisc.ac.uk/ aims to support you by signposting resources from a wide range of websites and organisations, sorted by topic and audience. This excellent tool(from JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) a UK not for profit, which champions the importance of digital technologies for UK education and research) allows you to access it, according to your role (Researcher, Research Support or IT Specialist) or by using the "Research Data Lifecycle Chart" https://rdmtoolkit.jisc.ac.uk/research-data-lifecycle/ It includes sections on Data Management Planning, Policy Compliance, Costing, and Data Storage. It also provides useful links to online RDM training, resources and updates.
IRel "Read and Publish" agreements, allow Open Access Publishing for many Researchers without Article Processing Charges
IRel https://irel.ie/category/news/ has recently signed a number of "Read and Publish" agreements with major publishers. This means that researchers will now have access to the electronic collections of these publishers and they will be able to publish their own papers Open Access in many of their publications without having to pay Article Processing Charges (APC's). More details and an up to listing of the agreements are available here https://nuim.libguides.com/c.php?g=660327&p=4862005
Monday, 6 April 2020
ORCID® provides a unique persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that distinguishes researchers and a record that supports automatic links among all professional activities. The ORCID iD and connections are stored in the ORCID Registry, in an account the researcher owns and manages. Consortia membership is the premium level of membership and includes the following benefits: 5 ORCID premium member API credentials;the ability to read/write to the profiles of researchers (with permission);monthly analytics reports with personalised statistics from ORCID ensuring more complete reporting of research outputs;dedicated technical and community support.
Friday, 3 April 2020
The international Research Data Rights Summit was held at Sorbonne University on Monday, 27 January. This initiative brought together nine major networks of research-intensive universities from major regions of the world. It was an opportunity to sign the "Sorbonne Declaration" on the rights of research data. This text strongly affirms the willingness of universities to share their data while firmly calling on governments to adopt a clear legal framework to regulate this sharing and to provide the means to put it in place. Full text of the declaration here.
IReL’s (Irish Research e Library) office, based in Maynooth University, has closed, but its staff are continuing to work remotely. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of IReL’s partner publishers and vendors are supporting researchers and students by making content freely available during the crisis. They are typically doing this by either: removing paywall restrictions on COVID-19 related removing paywall restrictions on COVID-19 related research materials, or removing limits of the numbers of concurrent users for eBooks to cope with demand by students as they have moved to remote learning at short notice. An actively updated list of the resources being made available has been compiled by our peers among ICOLC (International Coalition of Library Consortia) members and can be viewed here.
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