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LEARN Shortlisted for Prestigious THELMA Awards 2017

The LEARN Project has been shortlisted in the “Outstanding Library Team” category, as part of the prestigious Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards (THELMA) for 2017. The annual THELMA awards showcase and celebrate the best examples of professional services innovation, teamwork and enterprise in the university sector. LEARN was entered into the competition by University College London, one of the five partners participating in […]

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Webinar: LEARN RDM Toolkit

Is your library or institution working on a Research Data Management policy, or looking for examples of best practice when it comes to managing research data? If so, join us on 24 April at 1500 CET for a free webinar: The LEARN Tookit – an armoury of best practice for all research performing organisations. The Toolkit was recently launched by LEARN as a resource for […]

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Research Data Management Toolkit: 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. For research performing organisations, this deluge of data presents many challenges in areas such as policy and skills development, training, costs and governance. To help address these issues, today LEARN is publishing the final draft of […]

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LEARN at RDA Plenary In Barcelona

This week data scientists, librarians, computer scientists, and domain scientists will gather in Barcelona for the 9th Research Data Alliance Plenary Meeting, and LEARN will be there! RDA Plenary meetings are special working events that help move the research data community forward, improving data sharing across disciplines, technologies, and countries. This ethos fits perfectly with LEARN’s goal of supporting institutions in their quest to better deal […]

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Coming Soon: Our RDM Toolkit

Next week, LEARN will release the draft version of its free Toolkit of Best Practice for Research Data Management. The Toolkit takes the issues identified in the LERU Roadmap for Research Data (2013) and provides templates and Case Studies on how success in implementation can be achieved. It contains 23 case studies and a Model RDM Policy, making it an invaluable resource for anyone helping their instutition to […]

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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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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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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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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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