Currently I am in Melbourne at eResearch Australasia which has been really interesting. I am hearing a lot about data and data management.
One of the things that I have been thinking, and please excuse the brain dump, is that rather than having an IR (Institutional repository) we should have complete DDMS (document data management system) that informs and guides the whole research process.
I see it helping the researcher tracking their research through the whole process and then enabling them to “publish” not only the end result but the research and data at various stages.
It’s something I need to think more on.