Research Data Working Group

Terms of Reference

The Working Group will

  1. Support researchers in taking advantage of the opportunities to stimulate discovery and collaboration and maximise impact through appropriate data sharing and ‘intelligent openness’ (Royal Society, Science as an Open Enterprise, 2012)
  2. Facilitate University compliance with the requirements of its major funders in relation to research data management and open data/data sharing
  3. Oversee cost-effective implementation of the Oxford University Policy on the Management of Research Data and Records
  4. Ensure that services for data management and sharing in research groups, departments and divisions are complemented by appropriate support, services and training from the Bodleian, IT Services and Research Services.

Members and Attending Officers

NamePosition
David De Roure, Oxford e-Research Centre Chair; Director of the Oxford e-Research Centre (or their nominee)
Jonathan Prag, Classics One researcher from each Academic Division, nominated by the Heads of Division (Humanities)
Jeff Tseng, Physics One researcher from each Academic Division, nominated by the Heads of Division (MPLS)
Tim Sprosen, Clinical Trials Service Unit One researcher from each Academic Division, nominated by the Heads of Division (Medical Sciences)
Jonathan Bright, Oxford Internet Institute One researcher from each Academic Division, nominated by the Heads of Division (Social Sciences)
Andrew Fairweather-Tall, Humanities Division Up to three additional members nominated from the Academic Divisions (incl. eg research support staff, doctoral training advisers, IT staff with special responsibilities for research data) (Humanities)
Thorsten Hauler, Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics Up to three additional members nominated from the Academic Divisions (incl. eg research support staff, doctoral training advisers, IT staff with special responsibilities for research data) (Medical Sciences)
Sam Sneddon, Social Sciences Division Up to three additional members nominated from the Academic Divisions (incl. eg research support staff, doctoral training advisers, IT staff with special responsibilities for research data) (SSD)
Glenn Swafford, Research Services Director of Research Services (or nominee)
David Tomkins, Bodleian Libraries Representative of the Bodleian Libraries (or nominee)
David Jenkins, IT Services Representative of IT Services (or nominee) 
Howard Noble, IT Services Up to two representatives of the Research Data Delivery Group (IT Services)
John Southall, Bodleian Libraries Up to two representatives of the Research Data Delivery Group (Bodleian Libraries) 
(currently being filled) Up to two internal or external co-opted members, appointed by the PVC(R) 

 Executive Officer:  Dr James Cummings, IT Services

Meeting dates and deadlines for papers 2016-17

The Working Group normally meets once a term.

DateTimeDeadline for papers
Wednesday 23 November 2016 10am–noon 16 November 2016
Wednesday 15 February 2017 10.30am–12.30pm 8 February 2017
Thursday 25 May 2017 10am–noon 18 May 2017