The cross-disciplinary Roots of the British collaboration between scholars in humanities and genetics seeks to interrogate the evidence for the migration and/or continuity of human populations in the British Isles in the distant past. The HALOGEN project will support the data management needs of the researchers involved and thus establish organisational best practice in terms of data management planning and the support of diverse cross-disciplinary research data.
Aims and objectives
The project will be a pilot study focusing on a specific set of geographical regions and research questions. It will cover all phases of the project life cycle from requirements analyses through to the implementation of a practical, cost effective solution to meet the needs of the research team for data access, sharing, curation and preservation.
The solution will be designed to exploit the existing research storage assets within the organisation in terms of hardware, software and technical expertise both within IT Services and other centres of excellence within the University, for example Library Services, Physics and Astronomy and Geography. The project will address some of the University’s immediate needs and complement its role as a UK Research Data Service (UKRDS) Pathfinder institution.
The project will be managed using PRINCE2 and solutions will be deployed that comply with IT Services standards and best practice.