Workshop 29th June

Thanks to all of those who attended or supported our event today.  I would also like to thank all colleagues at CREATe, University of Glasgow, and Jisc who have been involved in the project.  I don’t want to miss out a big thanks to Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor where we hosted all 3 workshops.  The facilities and catering were much appreciated.  Especially the ice cream on such a hot day.

Here is a link to a blog post by CREATe colleagues

Informal notes with some tidying still anticipated here:


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datasets and databases

Next steps:

We will produce a version of the guides to post online.  Jisc will then host these guides.  We hope that we will be able to introduce at least a little navigation to appropriate information via a web page as there was general concensus that this would be more accessible than flat documents.

We will summarise the project, recommendations and next steps and work liaise with our colleagues at Jisc as to the way forward.




Hold the Date

Our next workshop will be 29th June 2018 in Glasgow book here

We will be reviewing key comments on the next drafts of guidance – these will be available online in advance for anyone to comment.

What else are we doing?

  • Considering contractual and collaboration issues around licencing data including financial risk e.g. does NHS data agreement negate need for seperate licence?  Depends on details of agreement.
  • Considering how to present the information in  consumable chunks via a website/wizard
  • Linking up with CASRAI to discuss standard definitions for licencing terminology.  A breakout session has been planned for the CASRAI meeting –


Fantastic Community Input at Today’s Workshop

Thank you to speakers and attendees at our event today. Feedback was very positive and we have a lot of useful comments to take forward.

Here is the note – yet to be tidied:


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We will be in touch with attendees with and wider distribution lists with an update.

CREATe also posted a blog on this workshop


Connecting Initiatives

As some of you may know I am passionate about connecting initiatives and stakeholders.

Today I am taking part in a call with Research Data Alliance looking at funder and publisher requirements for datasets.

Also looking forward to a UKDA event on dataset licencing and considering how to connect on that Continue reading “Connecting Initiatives”

Project Update February 2018

We have some draft documentation on licencing datasets and are reviewing and refining those.

We plan to hold a meeting in April to invite interested parties to critique these materials and re-visit the actions that were suggested at our first workshop.

It has been interesting and rewarding to meld perspectives from legal and research data services and identify gaps and misunderstandings that don’t always seem obvious to the other party.