SES is committed to supporting researchers to manage their data effectively, from planning research activity through to the long term archiving and curation of data and is exploring some areas of shared interest. It actively seeks to contribute to national and international forums and work with funders and interest groups, to develop an optimal policy and infrastructure framework for our research communities. SES University staff play a key role in supporting us to give back to researchers. Reflexivity and critical thinking is helping to deliver better academic support in data management.
Data intensive institutions across the globe are developing ways to optimise the potential for data-driven research across distance, making connection between research facilities, storage services and high-speed data networks connecting the two attractive to both facility managers and to researchers. SES is currently working to establish and implement a coherent framework to increase the research data transfer speeds between SES partners connecting via the Janet network. Alongside Jisc, we’re in the process of developing a Research Data Transfer Zone (RDTZ) to drive research potential, bringing research, IT and leadership teams together from across our member institutions.