Final Conference – 05/05/2017 London

Managing the Data Deluge: roles and responsibilities for your institution

Is your institution considering how to manage research data. Do you need to implement a data management policy? Would you like to hear the latest insights from experts working on this topic?

If so, join us at LEARN’s end-of-project conference, Managing the Data Deluge: roles and responsibilities for your institution, on 5 May 2017 at Senate House, London.

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This free one-day event will showcase the achievements of the LEARN project, including our Model RDM Policy and RDM Toolkit — two resources aimed at helping institutions managed research data. It will also feature keynote talks, and plenty of opportunity to discuss RDM-related challenges and opportunities with your professional peers.

The draft programme is now available.


The use and sharing of research data has the potential fundamentally to change the way research is undertaken and shared. Pervasive networks mean that researchers are able to collaborate and share not only their publications, but also the research data, which underpins them. The LEARN Conference is designed to encourage all stakeholders – researchers, research funders, publishers, research organisations and senior decision makers – to explore what their roles and responsibilities are in this fast-changing environment. The EU-funded LEARN Project has produced a model Research Data Management policy, along with guidance, for implementation at institutional level. An Executive Briefing, aimed at senior decision makers in six languages, gives clear signals on how research organisations can deal with the data deluge. A self-assessment survey allows institutions to measure their level of preparation for research data management activity. Finally, a Toolkit of 23 Best Practice Case Studies illustrates issues in the areas of policy and leadership; advocacy; subject-based approaches; open data; research data infrastructure; costs; roles, responsibilities and skills; tool development.

The conference will be split into two sessions. The morning session will be devoted to formal presentations, whilst the afternoon slot will have breakout groups which will examine the outputs of the LEARN Project and how they can be taken up by stakeholders.

If you want to understand what your role is in the research data landscape, this is a conference not to be missed.

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For further information, please contact us at info@learn-rdm.eu .