Providing a comprehensive research data management & storage service is a major IS-led project.
The roadmap is a living document which addresses requirements from the University RDM Policy and makes recommendations for data storage infrastructure, committing significant capital investment.
It includes a number of objectives falling under four main categories:
- RDM planning: support and services for planning activities typically performed before research data is collected / created.
- Active data infrastructure: facilities to store data actively used in current research activities and provide access to that storage, and tools to assist in working with the data.
- Data stewardship: tools and services to aid in the description, deposit, and continuity of access to completed research data outputs.
- Data management support: awareness raising and advocacy, data management guidance and training.
An action group of the IS committee is planning the delivery of the objectives and an academic-led steering committee is overseeing the service development.