MRD Hack Days
A free hack event for developers and experts interested in Managing Research Data.
Thursday 3rd of May and Friday 4th of May, Manchester, UK.
MRD Hack days is a FREE event (includes accommodation and food) for developers and experts who are interested in the area of Managing Research Data.
This event has been organised between DevCSI, the JISC Managing Research Data Programme and the JISC Orbital Project. It aims to bring together software developers, project managers, data librarians and experts particularly in the area of Managing Research Data.
Hack days are a place for like minded people to get together, to have an opportunity to discuss issues relevant in the area, experiment in a focussed way on prototyping systems and even hacking them together. It also aims for people to explore current ways of doing things and how they could be improved.
We are hoping that people will come together to form small teams/groups, to discuss issues, work on paper/real prototypes, datasets, APIs. The event will culminate in a series of presentations from the teams in terms of the work they have carried out.
Please visit the MRD Hack Days Ideas page for the people are interested in. Please add a new posting, or reply to existing ones to express your interest. Current ideas include:
- How to quickly mint URIs for public data that will be permanently citable
- Assigning Unique IDs
- Dealing with real-time instrument data
- Translating OAIS into user stories in dealing and managing data sets.
- Using generic level DC metadata to describe data sets
- rifCS and datasets
- Using CERIF to manage datasets
- SWORD 2
- Identifiers: ORCID API, Datacite/DOIs (BL DataCite API)
- DMPOnline APIs.
- Object stores
All participants will be able to share their own examples, expertise and opinions via the lightning sessions, discussions and informal networking opportunities. The event (including accommodation) is free to all participants.
The event is organised by DevCSI and supported by JISC .
Sessions will include:
|09:00 – 9.30||Coffee and Registration(Put your ideas on the wall…)|
|09:30||Welcome and IntroductionsMahendra Mahey (DevCSI) and Simon Hodson (JISC)|
|10:00||Lightning Talks (5 mins max)Below are offers of possible lightning talks to be given, people can volunteer (or not) on the day.1. JISC funded HDMP (History Data Management Plan) at the University of Hull with a view to continuing with the History DMT (Data Management Training and Guidance) project in partnership with London University.
University of Hull
2. Crash course on storing and querying data in MongoDB.
Managing research data at the University of Lincoln, using NoSQL, http://orbital.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk
University of Lincoln 3. PIMMS
Portable Infrastructure for the Metafor Metadata System) provides institutions with tools to capture information about the workflow of running simulations from the design of experiments to the implementation of experiments via simulations running models)
NCAS, University of Reading
4. Database as a Service implemented in Oxford University.
VIDaaS - http://vidaas.oucs.ox.ac.uk/
SUDAMIH - http://sudamih.oucs.ox.ac.uk/
DaMaRo – http://damaro.oucs.ox.ac.uk/
5. ORCID AND DATACITE INTEROPERABILITY NETWORK (ODIN)
The British Library
REWARD (JISC Funded): http://www.ucl.ac.uk/reward
Journal of Open Archaeology Data
YouShare a HEFCE funded project to provide a environment for researchers to share programs and data and apply programs to their data.
University of York
9. The community around the Brisskit tool set.
10. Ian Wellaway
11. Monica Duke
|11:00 – 11:30||Coffee Break (Put your ideas on the wall…)|
|11:30 – 12:00||Overview of Ideas from BlogMahendra Mahey|
|12:00 – 12:30||Put your ideas on the wall…|
|12:30 – 13:30||Put your ideas on the wall…Lunch|
|13:30 – 14:00||Decide on Ideas and Getting into GroupsMahendra Mahey and Simon Hodson|
|14:00 – 14:30||Present Ideas to GroupFeedback from group, connections and issues…|
|14:30 – 15:00||Working on Ideas|
|15:00 – 15:30||Coffee Break|
|15:30-17.30||Working on Ideas|
|18:30 – 19.30||Check in to your rooms|
|19:30 – 21.00||Dinner|
|21:00||Working on Ideas till late…|
|09:00 – 09:30||Coffee|
|09:30||Catch up from Day 1|
|10:00 – 11.00||Feedback on Ideas|
|11:30 – 12.30||Working on Ideas|
|12:30 – 13.30||Lunch|
|13:30 – 15:00||Working on Ideas|
|15:30 – 16:30||Presentations|
Please visit the MRD Hackday Ideas Page, and post ideas for what you would like to do at the event.
Interests of Delegates
|First Name:||Surname:||Organisation:||Why are you coming to the event?|
|John||Nicholls||University of Hull||I am interested in developing the human interaction side of data management from the academic perspective as well as a publically acceptable view.|
|Alex||Ball||UKOLN, University of Bath||Share ideas, pick up tips, particularly on documentation.|
|Nick||Jackson||University of Lincoln|
|Joss||Winn||University of Lincoln||To solve problems, learn from others and talk about our work.|
|Sander||van der Waal||OSS Watch||Interested in the open source software projects, mainly around CERIF, RIM and RDM in general.|
|Mahendra||Mahey||DevCSI, UKOLN, University of Bath|
|Daniel||Hanlon||UCL||To share ideas and learn about the opinion of others in the field of software development around research data and research data management.|
|Gerard||Devine||NCAS, University of Reading||To learn what other people may be doing in relation to software solutions to data/metadata management|
|Alex||Henderson||University of Manchester||I’m just starting a project (EPSRC Windfall Grant) to take data from ~10 lab instruments and host it on a communal server. I’d like to get the process right so that we can expand that across the department. I’m looking for best practise to handle large data (some up to 20 GB) and associated metadata. Need to handle hyperspectral image data (chemistry based) and to be able to datamine it. Previously I’ve archived hyperspectral imaging data from FTIR of cancer tissue and SIMS of cells and tissue.|
|Asif||Akram||Oxford University||I am currently working on one of JISC MRD projects and in past worked on 3 MRD projects.|
|Jon||Besson||University of Manchester||To see like minded people and what they are working on.|
|Damian||Steer||University of Bristol||Involved in data publishing project at university.|
|Scott||Brander||University of St Andrews||Represent and discuss CERIF for Datasets, find out more about SWORD2 and its advantages and disadvantages for the projects below, discuss unique IDs (NAMES, ORCID), etc.|
|Carlos||Silva||VADS – University for the Creative Arts|
|Jez||Cope||University of Bath||My role as Technical Data Coordinator on the Research360 project requires me to understand the technical aspects of our data management infrastructure and translate these for our non-technical users in the form of training and documentation. I am also partly responsible for evaluating and choosing software solutions to some of our data management challenges.I have particular interests in the following:* The role of Virtual Research Environments (and other collaborative platforms) as a component in the data management workflow; * The use of object stores such as the Hitachi Content Platform to provide underlying storage for a data repository; * Tools to make it simple (frictionless?) for non-technical users to store metadata with their data, perform version control (a la git) and store data on resilient networked storage while still keeping it available offline (a la Dropbox).Also, as a computer scientist and occasional web developer, I am interested in the possibility of contributing to open source projects in my free time.|
|John||Kaye||The British Library||I am keen to see what hackers can do with research data and I was wondering if any of them had any ideas for a project we are just embarking on.|
|Thomas||Parsons||The University of Nottingham||To gauge what technical problems are out there and learn more about metadata.|
|Steve||Welburn||Queen Mary, University of London||To meet developers and find out more about developing data management standards.|
|Brian||Hole||Ubiquity Press||We are currently completing the REWARD project at UCL (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/reward), which involves the deposit of datasets in the institutional eprints repository, via integration with a data journal. We’d like to look at how to better exploit/expose the data now that it is in the repository, and for ways to better automate the experience (DOI/URI generation, etc.).|
|Julian||Cheal||Ukoln||To hack data|
|Lindsay||Wood||Newcastle University||JISC MRD02 iridium project manager looking to feed into back from event.|
|John||Bottomley||Sheffield Uni||I want to know more about this area of work and network.|
|Aaron||Turner||University of York||The list of areas of interest match current topics of interest for me.|
|nick||syrotiuk||mimas, univ. of manchester||To exchange ideas, knowledge and information with colleagues.|
|Dan||Small||The University of Exeter||We are looking to use SWORD2 to deposit into DSPACE. Preferably we are looking to use SWORD2 to add metadata to objects already on the same file system as DSPACE, without copying the object.|
|Debadutt||Goswami||Univeristy of Leciester|
|Ian||Wellaway||University of Exeter||Learn more about using SWORD 2 in Dspace repositories.|
|Tim||Brody||EPrints||Representing/supporting interest in EPrints, most of the “ideas” touch on things I’ve worked on.|
|Malcolm||Newbury||Guildfoss||I will be coming along with two colleagues from Leicester University a biomedical research software project to get some help and ideas around the clinical integration of our open source packages we have adopted in the Brisskit toolset.We will also be hoping to network with other researchers.|
|Alexis||Wolton||University of Essex|
Please post your ideas into the Google Spreadsheet here http://goo.gl/vBRyl
This is where we will provide links to any presentations given at the event.
Please give us feedback for the event - http://goo.gl/voGFV