Category Archives: News

Strategic Alliance between the European Commission and ECLAC is Renewed

The LEARN Project has five partners and, uniquely for an EU-funded project, one of them is based in the South American country of Chile. The Chilean-based partner is ECLAC, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and recently ECLAC’s Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, travelled to Brussels to meet Neven Mimica, the European Union Commissioner in charge of International Cooperation and Development. They agreed to renew the […]

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LEARN Webinar Video: RDM Toolkit

LEARN recently hosted a webinar about our new Toolkit of Best Practice for Research Data Management. The speakers were: Wouter Schallier, ECLAC Paolo Budroni, University of Vienna Martin Moyle, UCL The webinar is now available for anyone to view, via the video below. The Toolkit, and other project resources, can be downloaded from our Tools & Resources page.

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Researchers on RDM: Dr Pim Huijnen, Utrecht University

The LEARN Project is all about creating tools and resources which help institutions improve the way research data is managed. Through workshops and other activities, we’ve spoken to many institutions about the challenges they face in this area. However, data management isn’t something that only comes from institutions. Researchers also need to be actively involved, and institutions need to understand how to encourage researchers when […]

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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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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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