dataspring research data

Andy Byers and I are going to Birmingham today to participate in the #dataspring Sandpit Workshop from Jisc.

Research Data Spring is Jisc’s collaborative initiative for UK research:

“Its purpose is to gather fresh ideas and develop them into new solutions that would ease the pain points in research data management and improve the much needed software and standards, as well as prototype new shared services.

In the first phase we saw a high rate of participation. Approximately 600 researchers, librarians, publishers, developers and other third parties involved in the research data lifecycle posted 70 ideas and more the 150 comments on our IdeaScale community. We have selected 44 of these to join in at the sandpit workshop.”

In case you are interested we have written about our idea here.

The sandpit workshop runs for two days; Andy and I will be there today (Thursday) and Andy will stay for tomorrow too (I teach on Fridays).

Looking forward to what comes up.