Increasing Research Impact: the National Data Registry


Alex Ball (2014), ‘Increasing Research Impact: the National Data Registry’, in Jisc Digital Festival, ICC, Birmingham.

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Jisc is funding work to develop a national data registry for the UK, so that the holdings of subject-based data centres and institutional data repositories alike to be searched from a single location. The work begins with a pilot phase, testing the feasibility of the registry and uncovering challenges that will need to be addressed if and when the registry is developed into a sustainable service. The pilot project team is working with nine UK data centres and the data repositories of nine UK universities to harvest their metadata and provide a consistent search and browse interface for locating research data.


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