Research Data Management
In common with RCUK, the University affirms its commitment to data management as a core academic activity, and a key element of good research practice.
The University also acknowledges its responsibility to ensure that researchers meet the stipulations of funders, and to support the needs of researchers. Furthermore, the University notes its institutional responsibility to manage Freedom of Information requests, including those relating to research data. Finally, the University believes that planning and communicating data management activities throughout the research lifecycle leads to better results.
The University is a partner on the KAPTUR project (October 2011 - March 2013), which will discover, create and pilot a model of best practice in the management of research data in the arts, documented on the KAPTUR project blog. The Digital Curation Centre, as part of its Institutional Engagement Programme, is also providing intensive, tailored support to increase research data management capability at UAL.
An introduction to research data management at UAL
On Monday 19th November 2012 a training event took place as part of the of the JISC Kaptur project (2011-2013) which aims to discover, create and pilot a sectoral model of best practice in the management of research data in the visual arts. It is a partnership between University of the Arts London, Goldsmiths, University of London, University for the Creative Arts and Glasgow School of Art.
The training events aims were to raise awareness of data management activities as a core component of the research process, to identify the importance of research support staff at various stages of the lifecycle, to show new tools and approaches that UAL will be utilising, and to get stakeholder input.
- Explore how digital curation can support and safeguard research
- Identify the processes and activities involved in good practice for research data management
- Provide an overview of the RDM Policy and Procedures of UAL
- Raise awareness of the free services and tools available and current support at UAL
All of the day’s presentations can be found in Resources, along with other useful sources of information.