1. Researcher engagement
resources: a demonstration
Rosie Higman, University of Cambridge/Manchester
Hardy Schwamm, University of Lancaster
Jisc Research Data Network, University of York
28th June 2017
6. Engagement - What worked?
Support Service- Compliance
7. Would like to have one in each
Ask them to deliver training which
has been tailored to the discipline
Researchers, PhD students or support staff
who have agreed to advocate for good data
management and sharing practice within
Data Champions at the
University of Cambridge
8. Who are the Data Champions?
9. What have they done?
• Information sessions
• Weekly ‘tips’ emails
• GitHub course
• Talks to research groups
• Training needs analysis
• Sub-group in Engineering
• Advertised via departmental newsletters
• Open data FAQs for chemists
• Embedded RDM in teaching
10. Data Conversations at the University
2017: 3 events
• January: Sharing research
• May: Data Security and Confidentiality
• September: Software as Data
• Library provides theme, venue, refreshments
• Researcher led with 4-5 lightning talks
• Free lunch, long networking breaks
• Feedback: 82% “Extremely” or “Very useful”
• As a follow up: Data Interviews
1. Information session for the Department of Psychology,
2. Weekly ‘tips’ emails for the Gurdon Institute, Cambridge
3. GitHub course from the data champions at Cambridge
4. Open data FAQs for chemists from the Chemistry
librarian and data champions at Cambridge
5. Data Conversations agenda, Lancaster
6. Transcribed Data Interviews, Lancaster
• Could you use any of these resources?
• What would work at your institution?
• What wouldn’t work at your institution?
• What themes would you suggest for events for
Would like to have one in each department
Ask them to deliver training which has been tailored to the discipline and be part of ‘data’ community at Cambridge
Arose because had 2 staff trying to support large and decentralised university
All except for A&H
Strong bias towards life sciences – reflecting where we get most engagement generally
Some schools with multiple champions, egs of support staff working with researchers and combinations of junior and senior researchers
Mostly academics, mostly junior researchers
Tables in cabaret style with a mix of post-its and sharpies on each table, as well as ?2? resources
20 minutes for discussion – ask participants to look at each resource in detail and discuss, answer the questions on post-its and stick them up under relevant headings (using numbers from previous slides to identify resource?)
Last 10 minutes: ask someone from each group to report back OR go resource by resource and facilitate group discussion that way?