Marine Renewable Energy Policy Case Study Published

We are pleased to announce that we have published a case study on developing research data management policy at research group level. The report, which was co-written by the Open Exeter project and the Marine Renewable Energy Group, is available in ORE and looks at how RDM policy and procedures were developed and implemented by the Group.

Marine Renewable Energy research on the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus is led by Dr Lars Johanning and is part of the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences (CEMPS). The group decided to develop a research data management policy to ensure that the data it uses are secure, will be reusable in the future and can be shared easily amongst collaborators. The policy work was accompanied by a review of the way in which the group store data. This work has been supported through the Bridging the Gaps initiative and led by Dr Ian Ashton in conjunction with others in the research group.

Read the case study here – comments welcome!

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This post was written by Hannah Lloyd-Jones on July 26, 2013

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The pitfalls of using copyrighted materials in theses

Some of you may be interested in a short case study written by one of our PGRs, Duncan Wright of Archaeology, on trying to deal retrospectively with the issue of obtaining permission to use copyrighted visual material in his thesis: 

http://hdl.handle.net/10036/3690

Like many PhD students, Duncan only be came aware of copyright restrictions on reuse of materials towards the end of his research and now has the problem of trying to negotiate permission with multiple copyright holders for content that has become an integral part of his thesis.

He has the option of removing the offending material and submitting a redacted version to our repository (thesis deposit is mandatory) but clearly this will have an impact on how the intellectual value of the study is perceived and is therefore not ideal.

It’s short enough to give to new or 2nd year PGRs as a warning, so please feel free to reuse!

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This post was written by Jill Evans on August 13, 2012

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