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Projects

The British Library is working collaboratively to help researchers to discover, access, cite, and reuse data. Some of our projects and activities are listed below.

ADMIRAL - A data management infrastructure for research across the life sciences: The British Library is a partner in ADMIRAL, a 24 month project funded by JISC which aims to create a data management infrastructure for life science researchers. The project will provide services to meet local data management needs for researchers, and provide an easy route for researchers to archive and share their data, complete with assigned Digital Object Identifiers and Creative Commons open access licences. For more information visit the JISC website and the ADMIRAL Project Wiki. 
APARSEN - Exploring long-term accessibility and usability of digital information: APARSEN is a new Network of Excellence that aims to bring together an extremely diverse set of practitioner organisations and researchers in order to bring coherence, cohesion and continuity to research into barriers to the long-term accessibility and usability of digital information and data, exploiting our diversity by building a long-lived Virtual Centre of Digital Preservation Excellence. For more information visit the the APARSEN website 
DataCite: The British Library is a founding member of DataCite, an international initiative to create a coordinated approach for researchers to find, access, cite, and reuse datasets.
Dryad UK: A JISC-funded project run from the British Library and Oxford University, in partnership with NESCent, the Digital Curation Centre, and Charles Beagrie Ltd. The project will result in a UK mirror of the Dryad repository, improve the tools available for the publication and citation of data, expand the disciplinary range of participating journals, and further develop the business framework for an international organization dedicated to long-term data preservation.
'Explore the British Library': We are piloting the use of the 'Explore the British Library' discovery service to allow users to locate and access research datasets and associated resources. Further information on this pilot project is available on science pages of our website. 
Opportunities in Data Exchange (ODE): A project exploring drivers and barriers to the sharing of research data, gaining evidence for best practice, and identifying opportunities for innovation. As part of the project ODE will produce a collection of success stories, which will serve to inspire researchers to share their data. ODE is a two year project co-ordinated by CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) and funded under the EU 7th Framework Programme. 
SageCite - Citing network models of disease and associated data: This project, funded by JISC through the Managing Research Data Programme, is developing and testing a citation framework for network models of disease and associated data. The partners are UKOLN, the University of Manchester and the British Library, with contributions from Nature Genetics and PLOS.

Contact us:

Email: datasets@bl.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7167


Twitter: @datasetsBL

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