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MiSS (MaDAM into Sustainable Service) was running from October 2011 to June 2013 representing a significant investment by the University of Manchester and the Managing Research Data Programme of JISC. The project’s aim was to deliver a Research Data Management Infrastructure at the University of Manchester, including a Research Data Management Policy, together with a supporting Service and the necessary human infrastructure to provide for the Research Data Management needs across the institution.  MiSS built on the previous experience of the MaDAM project.

MiSS was led by John Rylands University Library (JRUL), in collaboration with IT Services  (ITS) and the Manchester eResearch Centre (MeRC).

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  • Recent Posts

    • JISCMRD Benefits & Evidence WS

      Last week I attended the JISC Managing Research Data ‘Benefits & Evidence’ Workshop in Bristol with two hats in my suitcase, one for MiSS, the other as Evidence Gatherer for the programme itself. All 17 JISCMRD phase 2 infrastructure projects presented their work on benefits and evidence coming out of their activities for Research Data Management. Presenting such benefits comprehensivly is not only important for the synthesis work and exchange of knowledge coming out of.. Read more »


    • MiSS 2nd requirements phase, wider user engagement & DMP Workshops

      This summer the MiSS project has officially started its 2nd requirements phase – the MiSS Baseline Requirements Report covering phase 1 now is openly available in a revised version; it includes very detailed accounts of our requirements gathering as well as more succinct overviews and some lifecycle scenarios in the second part. It has been a very busy time for MiSS in the last few months: we now have a ratified Research Data Management Policy.. Read more »


    • What do you call a group of data managers?

      The development team of the MiSS project recently attended the excellent DevSCI Managing Data Hack Day in Manchester. The aim of the even was to bring together technical and non-technical people with an interest in managing research data. We were all encouraged to enter into a collegiate and informal atmosphere to discuss, implement and research the areas of importance around the managing research data sphere. The main thrust of the event as I saw it.. Read more »


    • Citing and Storing

      I attended the JISC webinar on DOIs and citing data last week, and very informative it was. It’s interesting to think about these kind of things when your project is interested in the whole data lifecycle. It reminds you that citing and identifying research data is generally for the end of lifecycle projects who have happily got to a set of data which proves what they set up to prove in the first place. But.. Read more »


    • Awareness raising and outreach at UoM

      We all know implementing a Research Data Management Infrastructure is a complex endeavour. Especially if this RDMI will be translated into a service towards the end of the project for the whole of the University. Awareness raising and outreach beyond the project and its stakeholders becomes more and more important in this context to get new people, research groups and areas involved, get their input and buy-in and inform them of infrastructures to use, policies.. Read more »