Common Strategic Framework – worth waiting for?

Researchers, businesses, public bodies, and various third-sector organisations that have been a part of the EU Framework Programmes in recent years will be learning more and more over the next two years about the new Common Strategic Framework.

The Framework was set up to support the ambitions for Europe 2020 – and we will all be eager to see if it really does meet the demands made by the research community.

Can a single, streamlined framework focused on this key strategy for the next decade lead to the innovative work the Community wants to see taking place in Europe?


Planning for research data management

The sixth meeting of the Research Data Management Forum (RDMF6), sponsored by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) in association with Research Information Network, will be hosted by the University of Leicester on 5-6 May 2011.

The theme for the meeting, Planning for research data management – meeting funder imperatives, will provide an opportunity to explore the principles for planning set by the major funders, what these mean in practice for researchers and institutions, as well as how plans are assessed, monitored and their agreed outputs measured.

The Keynote will be made by Juan Bicarregui (Science and Technology Facilities Council and RIN Research Communications Group) on research funder requirements for data management planning.

Presentations and discussions currently planned will cover a range of topical issues, including practical guidance and training for effective data management planning, how to win the grant and deliver the plan, and the impact on resourcing support for the plan.

The registration form and details on the full programme are now available from the Digital Curation Centre.