EARMA Conference Oslo


Open Data - How can I make it happen?

Putting Open Data into practice with your CRIS system


Lorenzo Feri


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    Marina Soares


EARMA Conference Oslo

Format: Pecha Kucha

Topic: Open Science & Responsible Research & Innovation

Session: C7: Open Science & Responsible R&I: 4 separate Pecha Kuchas

Friday 6 May 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. (UTC)


The past few years, driven by funder mandates, research data management (RDM) has taken increasingly center stage in the context of managing the research life cycle. There has been a rapid growth in the appetite for making research data publicly available. This has been triggered, in part, by mounting support for open science, concerns over research integrity, and the launch of initiatives such as the FAIR principles for RDM. In response, the number of open data repositories has risen sharply, along with open data requirements attached to research funding. Many involved in the research ecosystem, from policy makers and funders to publishers and institutions, have adopted new research data guidelines and practices. While many welcome this greater transparency, for those tasked with managing and analyzing their institution’s research outputs and their impact, the shift to extend the research life cycle management to research data brings a unique set of challenges. For example, most researchers deposit their data outside their institutional data repository. Our analysis of RDM practices at 11 institutions* suggests that up to 90 percent datasets are hosted on one of the many external general subject or domain-specific repositories. In this presentation, the team of a leading university will share their experiences with advancing their RDM practices by leveraging their Current Research Information System (CRIS) and specialized RDM tools, and how this has helped them shaping their strategic thinking throughout the research lifecycle.

* Zudilova-Seinstra, Elena; Zigoni, Alberto; Haak, Wouter (2020), “Analysis of research data for 11 Institutions - Data Monitor”, Mendeley Data, V3, doi: 10.17632/k5p45z33kb.3