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In June 2019, after 2 years of collaboration with provider Figshare, UCL has launched the Research Data Repository. This free, open service allows all UCL researchers to publish, preserve and share data underpinning research – or other potentially useful data. Through this Webinar you will have the opportunity to learn about how this project was outlined, organized and implemented, following the FAIR and Open Science principles.


  • RDM & Open Science in UK and UCL
  • Why an Open Research Data Repository?
  • Defining, organizing, implementing the Repository
  • Identifying workflows (institutional and faculty level)
  • Metadata scheme and structure (Standards and Protocols)
  • Selecting Data, Storage, Preservation (Criteria)
  • Partnership with Figshare? Why Figshare?
  • Stakeholders in the projects (roles and responsibilities)
  • Infrastructure (requirements)
  • Licensing - Terms & Conditions of Use


Paul Ayris is Pro-Vice-Provost (UCL Library Services). He is also the UCL Copyright Officer. Paul was the President of LIBER from 2010-2014. He is Co-Chair of the LERU (League of European Research Universities) Community of Chief Information Officers. He chairs the OAI Organizing Committee for the CERN Workshops on Innovations in Scholarly Communication. He is the Chair of JISC Collections’ Electronic Information Resources Working Group. On 1 August 2013, Paul also became Chief Executive of UCL Press. He is also a member of the Provost’s Leadership Team in UCL. He has a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History and publishes on English Reformation Studies.

Moderator: Wouter Schallier, Chief of Hernan Santa Cruz Library, ECLAC, United Nations

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The instructions to join the Webinar will be sent to your email address.

10:00 - 11:00
Biblioteca, Webinar