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Show me the data: The pilot UK Research Data Registry

Citation

Alex Ball, Kevin Ashley, Patrick McCann, Laura Molloy and Veerle Van den Eynden (2014), ‘Show me the data: The pilot UK Research Data Registry’, in 9th International Digital Curation Conference: "Commodity, catalyst or change-agent? Data-driven transformations in research, education, business & society", Omni Hotel, San Francisco.

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Notes

Paper later published in the International Journal of Digital Curation.

Abstract

The UK Research Data (Metadata) Registry (UKRDR) 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.


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