The Research Data Lifecycle
Access to the Clipper toolset will help overcome some significant obstacles in the research data lifecycle for time-based media and provide exciting new opportunities for researchers and data managers. Below we map the functionality of the toolset to the main parts of the Jisc research data lifecycle:
You can find out more about the Research Data Lifecycle at this link to download a PDF (see page 11) that also describes the JISC Research Data Spring initiative that we are involved in
- Data Creation and Deposit
- Plan & Design: – Access to the toolset may prompt new ideas for the initial design of research.
- Collect & Capture: – Clipper has the potential for use with live audio/video streams to mark clips on the fly – (i.e. insert time stamps) and for fieldwork ‘off the grid’. This could support critical incident identification and speed up post capture analysis. The Clipper documents that are created can become new content in an existing repository / archive collection with the potential of being a source of new material support research
- Managing Active Data
- Collaborate & Analyse: – Enables effective ways of collaboration with time based media – researchers can work on the same data without altering the original – supports remote access. Access is under the control of the originating provider and the only material that is shared via Clipper is the metadata not the original, i.e. Clipper users and collaborators only see what they are entitled to see.
- Data Repositories and Archives
- Clipper documents are stored as W3C compliant HTML code – good solution for long term preservation, access and human / machine analysis.
- Share and Publish: – New collaborative opportunities for using and reusing data including integrating with the social web. New Clipper content can be shared and published. Enables crowdsourcing of metadata and folksonomies. Provides a platform for researcher innovation
- Data Catalogues and Registries
- Discover, reuse and cite: – Enables remote access, analysis and collaboration. Reuse and citation become easier by providing web links to take the user directly to the reosurces. Clipper content can enrich existing catalogues, registries, collections and archives by producing user generated metadata based on existing collection content, this in turn becomes a rich set of data for analysis. Good opportunities for citizen science and research engagement, and capturing evidence of impact.