Managing Arts and Humanities Data

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<ul><li><p>Im not a scientist, I dont have any research data: Managing arts and humanities data</p><p>Nicola Siminson and Julie Ramage, GSAJeremy Barraud, UAL</p><p>Wednesday 30th November 2016</p><p>*</p></li><li><p>Ramage, Julie and Hards, Lorna (2016) Becoming Awesomestow - profiling investments in cultural assets and creative quarters in British towns and their impact on regeneration. Nesta, London. http://radar.gsa.ac.uk/4289/ </p><p>Ramage, Julie and Hards, Lorna (2015) Becoming Awesomestow - profiling investments in cultural assets and creative quarters in British towns and their impact on regeneration. The Glasgow School of Art - Reid Building, 11-26 April 2015 [Show/Exhibition] http://radar.gsa.ac.uk/3698/ </p><p>*</p></li><li><p>So what are the challenges? I am not sure what constitutes research data What is data? I mean, I talk to you about my data as a researcher, but for the institution, what does it consider data? Would it be conference proceedings, would a performance be data even if it was not recorded, sometimes I dont record my performances</p></li><li><p>One definition"Anything which is used or created to generate new knowledge and interpretations. Anything may be objective or subjective; physical or emotional; persistent or ephemeral; personal or public; explicit or tacit; and is consciously or unconsciously referenced by the researcher at some point during the course of their research. Research data may or may not lead to a research output, which regardless of method of presentation, is a planned public statement of new knowledge or interpretation." </p><p>Garrett, 2012: https://kaptur.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/what-is-visual-arts-research-data-revisited/ </p><p>*</p></li><li><p>Data management challengeResearch data in the arts is not so easily defined as in STEM subjects</p><p>Researchers need to learn to identify and define what is data in their processes</p><p>Researchers are not used to packaging and sharing data</p><p>Management of highly diverse content and formats</p><p>New and developing field no real best practice in place </p><p>*</p></li><li><p>Policy aimsTo ensure that staff involved in the research process are aware of their data-related responsibilities</p><p>To ensure that the University meets its obligations with regard to research data management, as defined by research funders </p><p>To make explicit the Universitys institutional commitment to good research data management practice</p><p>The policy is supported by a set of procedures and institutional awareness raising and training activities</p><p>*</p></li><li><p>What were doing at UALUAL Data repository</p><p>Training</p><p>Data management planning</p><p>Community of Practice</p></li><li><p>UAL Data RepositoryHolds UAL research data for all research projects where there is a need to store and share the supporting research</p><p>Research Council-funded projects with a Data Management Plan</p><p>Tested with existing, tricky data</p><p>http://researchdata.arts.ac.uk/</p></li><li><p>ROCOCO projectFile formats - as open source as much as possible for wider access and preservation issues</p><p>File sizes maintaining quality of digital files against file sizes</p><p>Organisation - needs to be logical and cohesive, contextual</p><p>Labelling of individual files </p><p>Legal considerations: IP, copyright, Data Protection, release forms</p></li><li><p>Data management planningEstablished workflow as part of Data Management Policy</p><p>Workflow covers, pre-award, post-award and post-project stages</p><p>Bespoke support for each application</p></li><li><p>Community of PracticeIntroduction to data management</p><p>Case studies</p><p>Visiting institution: Glasgow School of Art</p><p>Metadata discovery</p><p>File formats</p></li><li><p>Future developmentsFurther repository enhancements to fit the needs of the researchers</p><p>New methods of marking and visualising the data</p><p>Developing best practice in the curation of data</p><p>Educating practice-based researchers on the need to organise and share their data</p></li><li><p>What we are (and have been) doing at the GSAGSA RDM Policy and roadmap documentTraining and comm.ssessions for staff and research studentsone-to-one conversationsblog postsRDM pages on GSAs VLEGSA RDM Stakeholder Groupparticipation in projects (KAPTUR; VADS4R)</p><p>*</p></li><li><p>How do you get Art &amp; Design researchers to engage with RDM, if there are few external drivers / sticks (e.g. very little RCUK funding)?</p><p>*</p></li><li><p>Sharing experiences and ideas for engaging with arts and humanities researchers?</p></li><li><p>Useful informationGSA RDM Policy: http://www.gsa.ac.uk/about-gsa/key-information/institutional-policies/ KAPTUR: http://www.vads.ac.uk/kaptur and https://kaptur.wordpress.com/about/ VADS4R: http://www.vads4r.vads.ac.uk/ RADAR: http://radar.gsa.ac.uk/ RADAR blog: https://gsaradar.wordpress.com/ Contact details: n.siminson@gsa.ac.uk j.ramage@gsa.ac.uk j.t.barraud@arts.ac.uk </p><p>*</p><p>*</p><p>*</p><p>*</p><p>*</p><p>*</p><p>*</p><p>*</p><p>*</p></li></ul>

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