In April 2011, the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) set out its research data management expectations for institutions in receipt of EPSRC grant funding, which included the development of an institutional ‘Roadmap’; we submitted our Roadmap for EPSRC to the research council on 1 May 2012.
Ben Ryan, Senior Evaluation Manager, EPSRC, congratulated Bath on the document, and described it as “an excellent example of an appropriate response”. He stated that the Roadmap “fully meets our needs for assurance that the University is taking our policy framework on research data seriously”.
He also particularly welcomed the Glossary & Definitions section and suggested that “the definitions adopted could serve as a model for others to refer to.”
Professor Jane Millar, PVC Research, responded: “The University of Bath is fully committed to enhancing its research data management infrastructure to meet the challenges of a more data-intensive research paradigm going forward. The Roadmap activities will build on the solid foundations already in place, which support our current research activities across all the Faculties.”
Dr Liz Lyon, UKOLN Director, said: “The Roadmap demonstrates our strong vision and understanding of the wide range of research data management activities. Many stakeholders with specific roles and responsibilities are working in partnership across the institution.
“This positive feedback strongly supports the proactive approach Bath is taking to research data management and the work of the Research Data Steering Group in particular.”
More information about research data management can be viewed online: www.bath.ac.uk/rdso/datamanagement.html
where you’ll also find a downloadable PDF:
University of Bath Road Map for EPSRC – Compliance with research data management expectations