Mini track Call for Papers: Innovations in Research Data Management Principles and Praxis
Track Chair: Professor Julie McLeod, Northumbria University, UK
Good data is need for good business and management and good research data management (RDM) is required wherever research takes place. The importance of managing research data effectively and efficiently is being emphasised by national and international external drivers, in particular:
§ research funder requirements (e.g. ESRC Research Data Policy. http://www.esrc.ac.uk/_images/Research_Data_Policy_2010_tcm8-4595.pdf)
§ regulatory compliance e.g. Freedom of Information and Data Protection
§ a general societal drive for greater openness, transparency and accountability.
Additionally, developments in digital technologies have changed the way research is done, providing new opportunities for doing research and also presenting challenges for managing research data and information.
This track will share developments in supporting and promoting good RDM including infrastructure, systems and tools, training and implementation strategies. It will also facilitate debate about future directions in RDM and implications for the HE sector.
Key topics include:
• infrastructure i.e. policy and procedures, human and technical
• systems and tools e.g. citing, linking and integrating research data; data management plans
• knowledge, skills and training for researchers and research support staff
• impact of RDM on research strategy and policy & implications for all research stakeholders
Case studies relevant to RDM in the business and management context are particularly welcome as are papers on other relevant aspects of RDM.