Research Data Management Project Officer

Posted to IASSIST on: 2015-04-30

Employer: Bournemouth University

Employer URL: http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk

Description

The Research Data Management Project Officer is required to scope the data management needs of Bournemouth University and specify the optimum data repository solution. Having created an understanding of what would be required; the post holder will work together with the University Library and the University Research and Knowledge Exchange Office to initiate procurement and implementation of a repository solution within six months. The Research Data Management Project Officer would also advise on how research data would be catalogued within the repository solution i.e. research data metadata, as well as providing advice and guidance on research data management to staff and postgraduate researchers across Bournemouth University.

 

Main Responsibilities

  1. Scope the data management needs of Bournemouth University and specify the optimum data repository solution

  2. Advise on data management and curation practices and to understand technical and system requirements

  3. Initiate procurement and implementation of a research data repository solution

  4. Advise on the data structure for how research data would be catalogued within the repository solution i.e. research data metadata

  5. Convene and chair a university Research Data Management steering group

  6. Develop institutional policy and procedures around Research Data Management

  7. Establish a Research Data Management solution for archive data in Bournemouth University

  8. Populate and test data repository solution, starting with EPSRC data and facilitate linking with research outputs in Bournemouth University’s research repository BURO

  9. Ensure compliance with the EPSRC requirements and implement interim solutions if necessary.

  10. Work with staff and postgraduate researchers to ensure data is managed in accordance with funder policies and appropriate guidance is available and communicated in regards to data sharing, data security and data storage.

  11. Provide advice and guidance on research data management to staff and postgraduate researchers across Bournemouth University.

  12. Provide documentation and training material

Knowledge

  • First degree or equivalent work experience
  • Experience of working across departments to develop relationships with other teams
  • Expert knowledge of research councils and major charities that fund research
  • Experience of working with confidential and sensitive information
  • Experience and knowledge of contractual obligations and risks
  • Technical understanding of the Faculty disciplines and an awareness of the potential areas for inter/multidisciplinary research across and beyond the University
  • Awareness and understanding of BU’s RKE strategy  
  • Technology aware and innovative  

Skills

  • Establishing rapport and tailoring communication to meet clients’ needs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with staff at all levels  
  • Influencing outcomes and being effective in gaining buy-in without having any direct authority
  • Demonstrable ability to handle a range of activities to tight and varied timescales, working flexibly under pressure
  • Maintaining a high standard of work even when under pressure

Numerate

  • Demonstrable experience of delivering projects and project management

Attributes

  • Ability to manage own workload and work autonomously
  • Ability to reprioritize with a flexible approach to work
  • Ability to work independently
  • Motivated with a positive attitude, to achieve the requirements and demands of the role
  • Willingness and ability to undertake training to improve skill base
  • Commitment to delivering Service Excellence

Archived on: 2015-05-01