Open Exeter Research Data Management

A JISC-funded project which aimed to create an environment in which the University of Exeter was equipped to ‘act open’ with its research data.


  1. Mission
    We wanted to create an environment in which Exeter was equipped to ‘act open’ with its research data in order to facilitate collaboration and increase the global impact of research.
  2. Description
    The Open Exeter project examined how research data is created, managed and used across the University of Exeter in order to create an institutional data repository for all types of research data. It also implemented training and guidance for researchers and reviewed and ratified institutional policy on research data.
  3. Why Research Data should be available via Open Access
  4. This Storify illustrates the project's journey, beginning with our most recent achievements and chronicling the work undertaken between 1st October 2011 to 31st March 2013.
  5. Open Research Exeter (ORE)

  6. The Open Exeter project is very pleased to announce the launch of Open Research Exeter (ORE)!
  7. ORE is an open repository for Exeter researchers which increases the visibility, and facilitates the discovery, of all types of Exeter research - research papers, e-theses and completed research data can be accessed via the ORE interface.
  8. March 2013 saw the launch of ORE - Exeter's Open Access repository.
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  10. Jisc Managing Research Data Programme Workshop:

    Achievements, Challenges and Recommendations, 25-26 March 2013, Aston Business School.
  11. The Jisc MRD Achievements, Challenges and Recommendations workshop was about recognising the achievements – both in scale and quality – of the projects of the second Jisc Managing Research Data programme (2011-13).  The programme’s large infrastructure projects will complete during spring – summer 2013.
  12. Open Exeter presented a session entitled The Benefits and Challenges of working with PGRs. We looked at the project’s experience of working with postgraduate research students (PGRs) and the lessons learnt from their participation in the project.  We also held a demo of our data upload solution and presented a poster on our key outputs and sustainability plans.
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  14. Read what Laura Molloy from the University of Glasgow had to say about the Open Exeter session at the JISC end of project event:
  15. British Library DataCite Workshop:

    Making citation work: practical issues for institutions, 8 March 2013, The British Library, London
  16. The British Library is a founder member of the DataCite organisation, a not-for-profit consortium of international libraries and research bodies, formed with the aim of making data a legitimate, citable contribution to the scholarly record.  On the 8th March 2013, Gareth Cole presented at the fifth workshop - 'Engaging with Researchers at the University of Exeter'.
  17. IDCC13: 8th International Digital Curation Conference

    Designing Data Management Training Resources: Tools for the provision of interactive research data management workshops, 14 - 17 January 2013, Mövenpick Hotel, Amsterdam