RDMRose was a JISC funded project to produce taught and continuing professional development (CPD) learning materials in Research Data Management (RDM) tailored for Information professionals.

RDMRose developed and adapted learning materials about RDM to meet the specific needs of liaison librarians in university libraries, both for practitioners’ CPD and for embedding into the postgraduate taught (PGT) curriculum. Its deliverables included OER materials suitable for learning in multiple modes, including face to face and self-directed learning.

RDMRose brought together the UK’s leading iSchool with a practitioner community based on the White Rose University Consortium’s libraries at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. Development of content and teaching was iterative, based on a highly participative curriculum development process and with a strong strand of student evaluation of learning materials and activities.

Deliverables included: OER on RDM for information professionals which can be reused by other LIS educators and with a version for self-supported Continuing Professional Development.

As of April 2015 a new version of the learning materials is now available - click on RDMRose 2015 tab!

Slides from the 2015 version are also available on slideshare.

The project was funded by JISC for one year from July 2012 to June 2013.

In 2014, we conducted RDMRose's sister project Wicked ways with RDM.

Project director: Andrew Cox; Research associates: Eddy Verbaan and Jen Smith.

Project board

Brian Clifford, Deputy University Librarian (Head of Learning and Research Support), University of Leeds and Project Director, RoaDMaP
Denise Harrison, Head of the Learning and Research Services Team, Library, University of Sheffield
Barbara Sen, Lecturer in Librarianship, Information School, University of Sheffield
Liz Waller, Deputy Director Information and Head of Information Services, University of York
Matthew Zawadzki, Archivist and Records Manager, University of Sheffield
Carmen O’Dell, Faculty Librarian for Science, University of Sheffield

Advisory Panel

Neil Beagrie, expert on digital preservation
D. Scott Brandt, Associate Dean for Research, Purdue University
Sheila Corrall, Professor and Chair of the Library and information science program, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Martin Lewis, Director of Library Services and University Librarian, University of Sheffield
Liz Lyon, Director of UKOLN and Associate Director of Digital Curation Centre
Andrew Thompson, DMSPpsych University of Sheffield
Madeleine de Smaelen, 3TU.Datacentrum

The project is funded by JISC Managing Research Data Programme

News from the project