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  • 1. Research Integrity Conference
    Strand B: Institutional Responsibility
    Professor Paul Jeffreys, Director of IT, University of Oxford
    Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, 13 September 2011

2. Institutional Responsibility
We will hear from two major research-intensive institutions about the actions they are taking to meet their responsibilities towards research data management and address some of the challenges raised during the morning. Topics to be covered include developing a strategy and vision, securing 'buy-in' from senior management and researchers, and some practical steps to implement the vision.
are taking
would not claim to have more than started the journey in Oxford
Start the presentation with an example (thanks to James Wilson)
We are delivering a new SaaS for Oxford and for HE
Database as a Service dial up database creation for researchers
http://vidaas.oucs.ox.ac.uk/
In response to clear requirement from researchers (see later)
3. Sharing research data (1)
3
But it doesnt makes much sense to me
Looks like there is some interesting data behind this
4. Sharing research data (2)
4
Nice data I can use this!
Oh.
5. How the DaaS works
5
I can access and cite good research data
I can find and re-use data other people have been gathering
We can easily add & edit data and open it up to collaborators or the public
6. Database-as-a-Service
Part of University Modernisation Funded project VIDaaS
DaaSoffered within Oxford, in your University, or on HE cloud (UMF)
Managed, resilient, cost effective, shared, accessible, easy to combine
Databases will enter University-wide data catalogue with associated meta-data
But wait a minute
Not a full solution
For how long do we guarantee the service?
Is it long term data curation?
Although free initially in Oxford, we will have to charge -what happens for research which is not funded, and after funded projects complete?
and same questions for use of DaaS on HE cloud
-> DaaS needs to exist within an overall framework and set of policies
7. Digital Services
In summer 2011, held workshop to look at range of Digital Services offered to support research
Researchers, support staff, administrators
Listed all the digital services; subdivided into:
Services to support collaboration
Services to support research bids
Services to support dissemination, reporting and engagement
Data management services (includes data storage, archiving, data security)
Training services
Attempted to capture a generic University of Oxford research cycle
Added the digital services
Probably very little of this specific to Oxford
8. THE RESEARCH CYCLE
1
PRE-PROPOSAL
2

  • concept

9. meet colleagues 10. background research 11. discussDETAILED DRAFT PROPOSAL
+ RSO
FOLLOW-ON PROJECT/ EXTENSION FUNDING
If not a funded project . . .
Referees: department research committee
7
Re-draft
Sign-off from department/ college/ division & RSO
3
6
EXIT/POST-
PROJECT
SUBMIT
Dissemination can continue post-project, e.g. monitoring of impact
DISSEMINATION
AWARDED
5
Many support services provided locally
PROJECT
4
12. THE RESEARCH CYCLE
1

  • consider University policies

13. consider ethics approval 14. data management plan 15. fit with funders criteria 16. meetings (online) 17. finances/resources 18. costing in Resolve 19. permissions 20. manage progress of applications 21. sharing 22. versioningPRE-PROPOSAL
2

  • concept

23. meet colleagues 24. background research 25. discussDETAILED DRAFT PROPOSAL
+ RSO
FOLLOW-ON PROJECT/ EXTENSION FUNDING
If not a funded project . . .
Referees: department research committee
7
Re-draft
Sign-off from department/ college/ division & RSO
Project disappears?
Long-term report/reflection
Ensure long-term access to data
3
6
EXIT/POST-
PROJECT

  • ORA

26. Databank 27. Local to department 28. plan research activity 29. attract research participants 30. meetings 31. data management planarchive data
DOI links
share data
publications
final report
SUBMIT
Dissemination can continue post-project, e.g. monitoring of impact
DISSEMINATION
AWARDED
5
Many support services provided locally
4
PROJECT
create/maintain community
HR, Finance, contracts, collaborator agreements
ethics approval
fieldwork risk assessment
maintain compliance
manage/monitor project
website creation
training
undertake research
bibliographic research
provide computing infrastructure
collect & manage data (raw & processed)
software licences
alerts
meet
embed long-term access
conference papers
reporting - internal
publish
organise conferences/workshops
reporting - external
32. Digital Services many, varied, coordinated?
Impressive number of Digital Services to support research, developed to meet need, delivered both centrally and locally
But how good are these in the context of Strand B today?
Questions:
Framework?
Coordinated?
Fit-for-purpose?
Easily accessible to researchers?
Have buy-in from researchers?
Sustainable?
Beginning to try to coordinate
33. Research Data Management portal
34. University Staff Gateway
35. Research Support
36. Research Support: Costing and Pricing
37. Oxford: Research and Libraries
38. Digital Humanities @ Oxford
39. Oxford e-Research Centre
40. OUCS: Research Skills Toolkit
41. RDM: Data Management Planning Checklist
42. Workshops on Research Data Management
Ongoing series at Oxford:
14.09.2011 - DCC Roadshow
22.07.2010 -Data Management Training for the Humanities
16.06.2010 - Digital Curation 101 Lite: How to Manage Research Data
29.03.2010 - Institutional Policy and Guidance for Research Data
14.10.2009 - Data Curation: from lab to reuse
09.06.2009 - DAF Review Workshop - The application of the data audit
framework (DAF) within DataShare at Oxford
03.06.2009 -The Data Imperative Workshop
13.06.2008 - Scoping Digital Repository Services for Research Data Management
Training extremely important
43. Lets stop a moment and take stock
The title of this conference is Research Integrity
our strand is Institutional Responsibility
An interpretation:
Integrity of research depends on the integrity of the data
Integrity of the data is a shared responsibility among all members of the research team, and ..
The institution must deliver a system within which integrity of data can be ensured
Research datarefers to:information collected, stored and processed in a systematic manner to meet the objectives of research
Often considered more in context of science and social science
Data Integrity forms large part of Research Integrity
44. Unpack Data Integrity
Selection:
Determination of appropriate data type, source and instruments that allow investigators to adequately answer research questions
Collection:
Process of gathering and measuring information in an established systematic fashion that makes it possible to answer research qs, test hypotheses, ..
Handling:
Processes to ensure research data is stored, archived, disposed in a safe and secure manner, during and after research project
Analysis:
Process of systematically applying techniques to describe and illustrate, recap and condense, and evaluate data
Reporting and publication: preparing and disseminated research findings
Ownership: possession of, and responsibility for, information
45. University of Oxford
Scale and importance of task to ensure Research Integrity recognised
Coordination of Digital Services important part
Steps being taken to meet institutional responsibilities
Framework and policies for Research Integrity required
Many components in place, and being developed, coordination required
46. University of Oxford Context
Strategy and Policy
PRAC ICT
RIMSC
Research Committee
Researcher and Services
Computing Services
Academic Divisions
Library Services
Research Services
Strategic projects
UK RDS
ADMIRAL
Scoping Digital Repository Services
VIDaaS
EIDCSR
SUDAMIH
DataFlow
47. University Statement Research Data
The University of Oxford is committed to supporting researchers in appropriate curation and preservation of their research data, and where applicable in accordance with the research funders requirements. It recognises that this must be achieved through the deployment of a federated institutional data repository. This repository has to be supported by a suitable business model, and where possible funded through full economic cost recovery, so that the University can guarantee that the data deposited there will be managed over the long term. The data repository will be a cross-agency activity developed and supported by a number of departments within the University and will build, as far as possible, on existing services, including the Oxford University Research Archive (ORA). It will be overseen by a Steering Group which reports to the University Research Committee. The management and curation of research data will be addressed in cooperation with specialist agencies, research funders and other institutions in the UK and internationally.
48. Current areas of institutional focus
New sub-committee of University Research Committee
Oversight of research data (as opposed to information management)
Develop policies similar to Edinburghs Embryonic Data Policy
Address funding, funding, funding
Information Security policies
Defining new range of policies to ensureSecure Information
Policies to be endorsed by Council in MT -> new regime for Oxford
University Shared Data Centre
SLD includes building security and data security
Gateway to HE cloud
Creation of catalogue of University data
JISC project funded last week, DoMaRO, searchable catalogue
Business models for data management services
Through project and beyond, on-site and cloud
49. Conclusions
Like many other universities, Oxford has started the journey
Aiming to ensure Research Integrity and Data Integrity
Strategically important for University
Much to learn from each other universities and at workshops
Thank You