Friday, 9 March 2012

Departmental seminar on local resources... Delivered (tick)...

Introduced the one-stop-shop website to a packed house (about 70). Did a walk-through of the website, the DMPOnline and some documents I've written on metadata and short-term data management (Psychology specific and tailored to the University).

Got some awkward questions on why the University wasn't doing more re infrastructure. Had to hold my hands up and say you can only do what you can do with what you have available and what I'm telling you re Dropbox and the like is better than doing nothing and loosing your work!

On Monday the depts Director of Research will be sending around the URL to the one-stop-shop together with my Survey Monkey 10 question exist survey.

The projects external evaluation AT was also at the seminar to help gauge the projects impact.

Want to take a look at the website?

External evaluation visit...

The projects external evaluator is visiting today. She's been speaking to various groups and individuals I've been working with over the last six months and will be coming to the 1hr seminar I'm presenting at later.

She's speaking to people who I've helped produce a plan, to staff in the central University I've had contact with, to the departmental Director of Research and a few others. Hopefully I'll get stunning reviews ;-)

She's hoping to have her report done for the end of the month so that it can be rolled into the final project report for JISC.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

One-stop-shop website now in the CMS...

Just about got the transformed website into the University CMS. Not too much cussing (well a fair bit as the CMS is locked down tighter than the proverbial camel in a sandstorm).

Hopefully be a useful resource for the department once I've gone at the end of March. The idea behind the website, or one-stop-shop was just to have the bare bones of what you need to do for a grant application or anything else basic as regard RDM. There is a feeling there may be too much information out there. Where more detail is needed links to sources are there, e.g. the DCC, grant awarding bodies and the like.

I've tried write it as a "Do you know?" and "Help me..." style website. So as practical as possible then!
I'll be publicising at the Dept seminar I'm doing on Friday. Should be fun... just the Powerpoint to prepare amongst a million and one other things.

Want to take a look?