2014), ‘Preparing for the UK Research Data Registry and Discovery Service’, in Repositories Fringe 2014, Informatics Forum, Edinburgh.(
In 2013, Jisc funded a project piloting a research data registry for the UK. Following the successful conclusion of that project, Jisc granted continuation funding to develop a fully fledged data discovery service for the UK. This work has only just started, with the service expected to launch in 2016. There are, however, things repositories can do now to ensure they are ready for the service when it launches, such as consider the metadata they collect for datasets, look at how they syndicate that metadata, and above all participate in the development process.