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  • 1. Arts Research Data:Its as easy as 1 2 3 or is that A B C Dr Robin Burgess 6th March 2013
  • 2. Context Describe the processes that lead to the development of GSAs Research Data Management Policy Engagement in the Kaptur Project Raising awareness amongst staff of the importance of research data management teaching and training Sharing lessons learnt and recommendations Describing the A-Z of arts research data
  • 3. Background - GSA A creative hothouse At the heart of one of Europes most influential creative artistic communities Producers of mature and confident graduates in fine art, design and architecture Researchers that influence world culture and generate new knowledge
  • 4. Background Cont. No existing RDM policy or infrastructure in place at GSA Some policies present such as Ethics Determined that involvement in KAPTUR would come from the research office and Learning Resources Research outputs are varied and complex in the visual arts Little is known about the state of research data in the visual arts None of the specialist arts institutions have research data management policies or infrastructure Very beneficial for GSA
  • 5. KAPTUR To investigate the nature of research data in the visual arts To consider the application of technology to support collection, discoverability, usage, and preservation of research data in the arts To review appropriate policies, procedures and systems To develop case studies and showcase good practice to a wider audience
  • 6. Expectations To develop and implement the RDM policy throughout the school Raise awareness of staff Understand what research data is Understand further what funders are expecting of HEIs
  • 7. Process Environmental Assessment User Requirements, systems evaluation and piloting Policy formation Capacity building Sustainability Dissemination
  • 8. Environmental Assessment Discover, Create and pilot 4 researchers from each institute a sectoral model of best chosen, from a broad range of practice in the disciplines management of research Areas discussed data in the arts - Terminology What is research data in - Role of the visual arts researcher the arts? - Creation of visual arts research How can visual arts data data be managed appropriately - Use/re-use of visual arts data - Visual arts data in the longer term
  • 9. Interview Findings The term research data was not helpful Researchers undertake multiple roles Creation of data altered Awareness of use and re-use present Importance of archiving raised Little consensus in the visual arts on what research data is Described as tangible, intangible, digital, and physical Visual arts data is heterogeneous and infinite, complex and complicated
  • 10. Quote from a researcher: I am not sure what constitutes researchdata What is data? I mean, I talk to you aboutmy data as a researcher, but for the institution,what does it consider data? Would it beconference proceedings, would a performancebe data even if it was not recorded, sometimes Idont record my performances
  • 11. DefinitionResearch data means data in the form of facts, observations, images,computer program results, recordings, measurement or experiences onwhich a research output is based. Data maybe numerical, descriptive,visual or tactile. It may be raw, cleaned or processed, and may be heldin any format or media. Research data in the arts mirrors the complexityof the outputs, taking many forms including logbooks, journals,workbooks, sample libraries, sketchbooks, sets of images, videorecordings, trials, prototypes, ceramic glaze recipes, found objects, andcorrespondence. Provenance information about the data might also beincluded: the how, when, where it was collected and with what. Thismetadata facilitates later interpretation and re-use of data"
  • 12. Additional Outputs DCC Roadshows International Open Repository Conference
  • 13. Teaching and Training Methods, Methodologies and Techniques MRes students and early career researchers
  • 14. Teaching and Training Being Boring By Wendy Cope If you ask me Whats new?, I have nothing to say Except that the garden is growing I had a slight cold but its better today Im content with the way things are going Yes, he is the same as he usually is Still eating and sleeping and snoring I get on with my work. He gets on with his I know this is all very boring...
  • 15. Teaching and Training
  • 16. Why Manage Research Data? What are the drivers and incentives for management of research data? Who benefits? Funder Requirements Institutional Requirements Good practice in research
  • 17. Funder Requirements EPSRC AHRC Policies required to Technical Summary secure funding by We expect all or research projects to have some form of documentation 1st May 2015 of the research process, which Road map usually takes the form of textual analysis or explanation to support development and the researchs position and to data management demonstrate critical reflection plans
  • 18. Policy Development Involvement of Kaptur and Support from project partners Liaison with outside sources e.g. the DCC Attendance at events Conference in Leeds Involvement of interested parties at GSA IT, Information Services and the Library, Research Office, Researchers Existing policies and procedures and plans
  • 19. Approach Context Iterative process Definition of research data Discussions held Policy statements Obtaining feedback Implementation methods Sign off and agreement
  • 20. The Policy Roles and Preservation Responsibilities The Glasgow School of Data curation/retention Art Presentation and Individual Researchers showcasing work IT Selection process Information Services FOI The Research Office Institutional policies and guidelines/strategies
  • 21. Data Management,Methods Research Repository Other Software DCC to