Author Archives: Christopher Brown

About Christopher Brown

Senior Co-design Manager (Research) at Jisc.

UKRDDS Phase 3 – enabling discovery of research data

In my previous post, I described the latest phase (three) of the Research Data Discovery Service. In this post I’d like to describe in more detail the plans for harvesting metadata from other UK HEIs and Data Centres with research data collections. In phase 2 metadata was harvested from 9 HEIs (Hull, St Andrews, Glasgow, … Read more

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Discovery Service demo at Digifest16

Jisc’s annual Digifest (#digifest16) took place in Birmingham on 2-3 March 2016. The Discovery Service presentation and demo featured on day 2 at the Shared Services Stand. You can view all slides from the programme page, but the presentation from this project’s session is available from SlideShare. Following the presentation, which gave a brief overview … Read more

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Second Workshop – feedback and testing

The project team and representatives from all participating pilot HEIs and Data Centres convened in London for the second workshop of the UK Research Data Discovery Service on 18 February 2016. As well as taking the opportunity to meet face-to-face, rather than rely on the monthly webinars, the purpose of this workshop was to: Review … Read more

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Discovery Service Update – Alpha Site

The early phase of this project focussed on gathering use cases and requirements from our participating pilot universities and data centres. The use cases and requirements have been discussed and refined by the participants, mostly through participation in the Advisory Groups that support the project. The three groups (Technical & Metadata, User, and Researcher) meet … Read more

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Use Cases

As mentioned in the previous post, there are three advisory groups for the UKRDDS project and on 23 July they met online for the first time. The main purpose of the first set of meetings was to go through the user stories that were gathered at the first workshop and have been developed into use … Read more

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