Data Tree also meets the needs of business
Engendering best practice in data management, along with the skills to communicate research confidently and clearly to a range of audiences, will positively impact on productivity by making it easier to re-use data. The training will have enduring benefits; today’s PhD cohorts are tomorrow’s research leaders, entrepreneurs and industrial researchers.
The Industrial Strategy recognises that advanced skills are vital for the UK economy and these data competencies are an essential addition to doctoral training. A range of businesses, including engineering consultancies, utilities and insurance, look to environmental research to guide risk assessment and investment. Improved labelling and curation of datasets will enable these users to not only access research papers but to interrogate the underlying data, to more thoroughly understand the issues and therefore to develop innovative solutions. Through awareness of the value of data and good management, the training will help research data support innovation and business.