Research Data Management and Integrating an Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) with a University Research Infrastructure

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Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

Two slide presentations:
1. An overview of University of Edinburgh research data management policy and implementation
2. Integrating an Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) with a University Research Infrastructure: Case Study with Rspace at the University of Edinburgh, which includes:

  • Where demand for ELNs is coming from
  • RSpace - origins and overview
  • RSpace at Edinburgh - linking to files and depositing content in Edinburgh DataStore and archiving in Edinburgh DataVault
  • Platform for integration with other research data management infrastructures


Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Stuart Macdonald
Rory Macneil
Access Cost: 
No fee
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Collaborative workflow
Data collection
Data handling
Data management
Data management planning
Data usage
Digital preservation workflow
Electronic lab notebook (ELN)
Workflows - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Published / Broadcast: 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Digital Curation Centre
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Presentation - representation of the particular way in which an author shows, describes or explains one or more concepts, e.g., a set of Powerpoint slides.
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Professional Development - increasing knowledge and capabilities related to managing the data produced, used or re-used, curated and/or archived.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Lesson - detailed description of an element of instruction in a course, [could be] contained in a unit of one or more lessons, and used by a teacher to guide class instruction. Example: presentation slides on a topic.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Research scientist
Mid-career research scientist
Research faculty
Data manager
Data professional
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour
Framework - A community-based organization plan or set of steps for education or training: 
ICSU - World Data System Training Resources Guide