Using an electronic lab notebook to facilitate Research Data Management at the University of Edinburgh
This paper examines how adoption of an electronic lab notebook can facilitate a research data management programme, using the design and integration of the RSpace electronic lab notebook at the University of Edinburgh as an example. The three planks of Edinburgh’s Research Data Management plan are: 1. Datastore for storing data in active use 2. Datashare: a repository for publishing data 3. Data Vault for long term data storage RSpace has been integrated with the Edinburgh environment and is available for trial deployment from September.