In Q4 last year, the first phase of the LCRDM (2015-2017) was evaluated and in February 2018, we celebrated the work we had done in this first period with a big
RDM Conferentie. We also presented the output
producten of the 2015-2017 working groups. 2018 will be a year in between, in which we will prepare new activities and new policy for the periode 2019-2022. Also we will start experimenting with a new way of working.
Why a different way of working?
We will stop working with fixed working groups. And we'll start an experiment with a new working method. This allows us to continue using the strength of the existing network and at the same time it enables us to work in a even more effective way on national RDM issues. In this format we will create a more flexible LCRDM: it will be easier for any RDM expert to connect through the LCRDM by subscribing to the Pool of experts and it also will become easier to tackle emerging issues.
And how exacly will this work?
The LCRDM new style works with one pool of experts, an advisory group and smaller task groups that we can form when asked for. The final version of the Implementation plan 2018 and beyond was approved in June 2018 implementatieplan. Here is the English version: Implementation Plan 2018 V June 2018_Translated.pdf
Pool of experts
Everyone who considers him/herself an expert on RDM can join the LCRDM pool of exerts. Whether your working experience is in the field of IT, or in policy making or in support. The experts share knowledge and experiences on RDM with each other and the rest of the world and wil be availble for advise. They will also have the time to participate in smaller task groups, when needed.
Three times per calender year LCRDM will organise a network meeting for the experts in the Pool. To get to know each other, to learn from each other and to exchange information. The first meeting will take place on
Thursday 27th of September, from 2 pm onwards - in Utrecht.
save the date (more info on programme and location will follow soon)
you have not registered for the Pool of Experts yet,please send an email to ingeborg.verheul[at]surfsara.nl and we will follow up.
The task groups will either work on an advisory report on a specific theme or will be asked to help to prepare a national event on RDM. Where necessary, task groups will be supported by a scrum master, or process manager, or consultant (all through the LCRDM coordinating office).
To start a task group out of the pool of experts (and their colleagues and peers) a pitch will be issued on each new topic that asks for national cooperation.
In 2018 a new advisory board will work on a plan with prioritized activities for national cooperation on RDM. This plan will form the basis for a roadmap for the period 2019-2022. The advisory group will also design, support and evaluate the new way of working. They will also come up with an advise on the most optimal governance structure for the LCRDM as per 2019.
=> Read the
LCRDM implementatieplan 2018 e.v. /
Implementation Plan 2018 V June 2018_Translated.pdf
=> Did you already subscribe to the RDM Discussion List? : link:
Could you please refresh my memory again: LCRDM?
Since September 2015 SURF (SURFsara) facilitates the National Coordination Point Research Data Management (LCRDM). The goal of the LCRDM is to enhance the development and practiacl implementation of RDM policy for scientific research in The Netherlands.
The LCRDM is a national network of experts on RDM. Within the LCRDM the experts are working together on issues which are too bulkky to be tackled by one institution in splendid isolation. Issues that ask for a joint national approach. The LCRDM connects research supporters, policy makers, governing people and financing bodies from all research institutions.
LCRDM provides for the connection between policy and solution. For the implementation of the solutions the LCRDM closely works together with other RDM groups in the Netherlands, such as the UKB Research Data Group (University libraries and the national library) (on support issues), SURF expert centres/tech centers, RDNL partners (SURFsara, DANS, 4TU) and Go FAIR (on services and facilities) and the NPOS (for policy implementation).
(A Dutch version of this blog was posted on the SURF intranet)