LLJ supports transfer of knowledge on Open Data Management

Correct management of research data (RDM) is important if LLJ is to achieve a smooth transition of the research work into potential products. LLJ is therefore implementing a Data Management Plan according to curation principles and H2020 guidance. This work is being led by Dr Graham Blyth at the University of Leeds.

IMG_9954.JPGRDM and Open Data Management is something that UK universities have had to take on board somewhat ahead of their Continental European counterparts because it is a requirement of many UK funding bodies. This has provided a learning opportunity for members of Hamburg University of Technology’s library staff to profit from University of Leeds experience. 21-22 April Beate Rajski and Martin Bilz who are responsible for digital services at TUHH visited Graham and Rachel Proudfoot at Leeds to share experiences. They were joined by Dr Angus Whyte of the UK Digital Curation Centre (DCC) which is a world-leading centre of expertise in digital information curation with a focus on building capacity, capability and skills for research data management across the UK’s higher education research community. The DCC provides expert advice and practical help to anyone in UK higher education and research wanting to store, manage, protect and share digital research data. Their willingness to support their German colleagues to permit the LLJ team to profit from their expertise is considered a very good example of a European knowledge transfer practice.

The meeting provided an opportunity to share lessons learned by the JISC funded Leeds Research Data Management Pilot (LeedsRoaDMaP) and discuss how these could be applied to TUHH RDM.

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The photos have been provided by the TUHH team.