Category Archives: Blog posts

LEARN Executive Briefings: Now Available

Research data is the new currency of the digital age. From sonnets to statistics, and genes to geodata, the amount of material being created and stored is growing exponentially. However, the LERU Roadmap for Research Data identifies a serious gap in the level of preparation amongst research performing organisations. This gulf is prominent in areas such as policy development, awareness of current issues, skills development, […]

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Quick Guide: Starting A Dialogue Between Funders and RPIs

Dialogue between research funders and Research Performing Institutions (RPIs) is key, but starting this dialogue is not always easy. Questions often asked include: How can RPIs get in touch with funders? Are commonly practised Customer Relation Management (CRM) techniques also valid for the maintenance of relations between RPIs and funders? To what extent can funders be defined as customers of RPIs? How can the efforts and […]

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Meeting Report: ICSU/ROLAC-CODATA in Panama City

On invitation from the International Council for Science – Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ICSU – ROLAC) and CODATA, the Hernán Santa Cruz Library (ECLAC) — a LEARN Project Partner — participated in the region’s first Open Data meeting, organised in Panama City, Panama on 12-13th January 2017.  The purpose of the meeting was to develop an Open Data/Open Science strategy in […]

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Highlights of the Fifth LEARN Workshop in Barcelona

A year after the first LEARN Workshop in London, Universitat de Barcelona hosted the fifth and last workshop of the Project. The Aula Magna of the university was the chosen venue to hold this final workshop entitled ‘Shaping and Aligning Research Data’. On the morning of 26 January 2017, around fifty people attended the workshop — all of them geared up to participate actively in […]

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Austria: RDM and e-infrastructures

In November 2016, e-Infrastructures Austria organized two major closing events in Vienna: A Data Management Plan (DMP) Workshop (17 November 2016)  in cooperation  with DCC and the final General Assembly (18 November 2016) of the project. Data Management Plan Workshop with DCC While Kevin Ashley (Director DCC) and Sarah Jones (Senior Institutional Support Officer DCC) gave lectures on Horizon 2020, the Open Research Data Pilot […]

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5 Things To Expect From LEARN In 2017

Happy New Year from everyone at the LEARN Project! We’re working hard to deliver a number of interesting reports and events related to Research Data Management in 2017. Below we list five things that you can expect from us in the coming months. Barcelona Workshop – On January 26th, the last of our RDM Workshops will be held at the University of Barcelona. It promises […]

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LEARN ECLAC Third Mini Workshop – Caribbean

Over forty participants from the Caribbean joined the Third LEARN ECLAC Mini Workshop, held on 24 November 2016 and organised by LEARN project partner ECLAC at its Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The Mini Workshop reunited regional experts and a diverse audience from Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica, Curaçao, Saint Lucia and Guyana, many of whom followed and […]

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4th Learn Workshop: Santiago, Chile (October 27th 2016)

Ninety participants from around the world came together on 27 October in Santiago, Chile for the fourth Research Data Workshop of the LEARN project, titled “Implementation of policies and strategies in Latin America and the Caribbean”. The workshop was organised by LEARN project partner UN ECLAC, at its headquarters in Santiago. The international audience — which included people not only from Chile but also from […]

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European Research Libraries Collaborate to Deliver Research Data Services

When it comes to delivering on Research Data Services, collaboration among Europe’s academic research libraries is key, according to one recent survey. The survey, which was conducted by a group of internationally renowned researchers in collaboration with LIBER’s Scholarly Communication & Research Infrastructures Committee and DataONE, showed that almost all European academic research libraries work with colleagues inside and outside of their institutions, to ensure that today’s scientific […]

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Realising the European Open Science Cloud – first report from the High Level Expert Group

11 October saw the publication of the Commission’s High Level Expert Group on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), which can be found here. The Recommendations provide a solid starting point for further reflection and engagement of scientific user communities, research funders and Member States in the making of this global initiative. The EOSC aims to accelerate and support the current transition to more effective […]

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