Giving Researchers Credit for their Data enters Phase 3

It has been a few months since our last update, but we haven’t been idle.
Once we learned we had been funded for a further phase to develop our helper app that supports publication of data papers directly from repositories (illustrated below) we began work to progress things.

A simple schematic of the process developed where metadata and methods detail are transferred from an institutional repository to a relevant publisher platform for publication as a data paper.

Part of our remit is to grow engagement. Accordingly, you may have seen us recently at the American Society for Microbiology or Open Repositories meetings, and we’re planning to be at the upcoming Jisc and CNI Conference in July, Repository Fringe in August and at the International Data Week events in September.

In the meantime, Anusha has produced an Implementation Guide for repositories and publishers to enable stress-free linking to the app, whilst I’ve been building the pipeline of partners for the live end-to-end demo that will involve real data as well as real repository, researcher and journal. As always, we are keen to grow our collaborator group, so if you would like to get involved in any of these functions, please get in touch.

We’re particularly interested in hearing about your use cases and any suggestions for the long-term sustainability of this service. We have some ideas about both of these but are certainly open to further discussions.

Microsoft Research have kindly provided us with access to the Azure cloud computing service and we will soon be hosting the helper app in Azure. Over the next few months, we’ll be looking to grow the official presence of the app, and publish more – and more detailed – information about its working, progress and future.

Watch this space.

If you would like to get in touch please feel free to email me.

hannah read