I’m helping to run a research repositories workshop in March. Find out more about the project and how you can help.
Everything in its right place
The most recent project to emerge from the community is the research repository project. It is exploring how research is processed, stored and retrieved. The current definition of a repository differs widely across the industry. Solutions range from live products to home-spun ‘hacks’. For these reasons, the project is starting broad to understand the nuances of the process.
The overall aim:
- Evaluate the pros/cons of having a research repo with regard to a variety of research methods
- Gather a folksonomy for each method and develop a structured taxonomy for human research
- Review strengths/weaknesses of governance in terms of practice and policy
- Create a list useful requirements for repo builders to prioritise their roadmap.
Over the next few months, there will be workshops held worldwide to feed into the project. The core of the workshop will be an experience mapping activity. Currently, 55 organisers in 20 countries have signed up, making it one the biggest projects to date!
I’ll be helping to run a Brighton workshop later this month. If you are involved in the practice of research we’d love for you to see you there!