A belated welcome to John Murtagh. John is the full-time project officer employed for TraD – formally his job title is Research Data Management Officer. He comes from working at the University of the Arts London where he was involved in two strands of work – Kaptur (the VADS-led project looking to adapt repositories for creative arts research data) and UAL’s own RDM work. UAL (like UEL) is one of the Digital Curation Centre’s institutional engagement partners, and has also developed an institutional policy on the management of research data. We’re very pleased that John has joined us in building RDM capability in East London.