Jaana Pinnick

Mrs Jaana Pinnick

Research Data & Digital Preservation Manager

Location: BGS Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3288

E-mail Jaana Pinnick

ORCID: 0000000277185133


  • 2017 – ongoing : Research Data and Digital Preservation Manager
  • 2012 –2017 : Data and Electronic Records Manager
  • 2014 –2016 : MSc in Information and Records Management (with Distinction), Northumbria University

Current projects and collaboration

  • NGDC Grants Manager, responsible for the management of NERC grant-funded geoscience data and liaison with NERC grant holders
  • Leading on the development and implementation of BGS/NGDC digital preservation programme
  • Research data management and digital preservation training

Published outputs

  • Pinnick, J. 2018. Creating a digital preservation framework for research data. IRMS Bulletin, 206, pp.9-11.
  • Pinnick, J. 2018. Planning digital preservation for geological timescale. IRMS Bulletin, 201, pp.39-44.
  • Pinnick, J. 2017. Safeguarding periods, eras and epochs: developing a digital preservation programme for geological and geoscience data. IRMS Bulletin, 198.


  • 2017 : IRMS Alison North Award for New Professionals


  • 2016 : Research Data Management and Sharing, University of Edinburgh & University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


  • Digital preservation, research data management, records management, information management
  • Geoscience grants data management, DM training planning and delivery, development of learning objectives and performance metrics
  • External expert representation and talks

Boards and committees

  • 2018 – ongoing : Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) Groups Director and Member of the Executive
  • 2018 – ongoing : Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) Workforce Sub-Committee
  • 2017 –2018 : Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) Midlands Group Chair

Key papers

  • 2017 : Pinnick, J. 2017. Exploring digital preservation requirements: A case study from the National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC). DOI: 10.1108/RMJ-04-2017-0009.
  • 2018 : Pinnick, J, Riddick, A, Baker, G, and McLaverty, R. 2018. A Case Study: Management and Exploitation of the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency Geoscience Data Archive. New Review of Information Networking. DOI: 10.1080/13614576.2018.1544089.