Show me the data: the pilot UK Research Data Registry

Ball, A., Ashley, K., McCann, P., Molloy, L. and Van Den Eynden, V. (2014) Show me the data: the pilot UK Research Data Registry. International Journal of Digital Curation, 9(1), pp. 132-141. (doi: 10.2218/ijdc.v9i1.307)

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Abstract

The UK Research Data (Metadata) Registry pilot project is implementing a prototype registry for the UK's research data assets, enabling the holdings of subject-based data centres and institutional data repositories alike to be searched from a single location. The purpose of the prototype is to prove the concept of the registry and uncover challenges that will need to be addressed if and when the registry is developed into a sustainable service. The prototype is being tested using metadata records harvested from nine UK data centres and the data repositories of nine UK universities.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:research data management, research data repositories, research data discovery, UK, higher education
Status:Published
Refereed:No
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Molloy, Ms Laura and McCann, Mr Patrick
Authors: Ball, A., Ashley, K., McCann, P., Molloy, L., and Van Den Eynden, V.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Research Group:HATII
Journal Name:International Journal of Digital Curation
Journal Abbr.:IJDC
Publisher:UKOLN
ISSN:1746-8256
ISSN (Online):1746-8256
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 The Authors
First Published:First published in International Journal of Digital Curation 9(1):132-141
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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