About the DCC

The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) is a world-leading centre of expertise in digital information curation with a focus on building capacity, capability and skills for research data management across the UK's higher education research community.

The Digital Curation Centre provides expert advice and practical help to anyone in UK higher education and research wanting to store, manage, protect and share digital research data.

The DCC provides access to a range of resources including our popular How-to Guides, case studies and online services. Our training programmes aim to equip researchers and data custodians with the skills they need to manage and share data effectively.

We also provide consultancy and support with issues such as policy development and data management planning.

Since mid-2011 we have also been working closely with a score of HEIs to provide tailored support and services. Each institutional engagement is tailored to the specific needs and priorities of the institution and can include the full development cycle, from making the case for research data management through the assessment of needs to the design and implementation of policy, support, infrastructure and services. Institutional Engagements allow the DCC to provide intensive, tailored support to increase research data management capability.

Many research teams are aware of data curation and its numerous benefits, but few have so far managed to address the issues practically and effectively in a working environment.

The Digital Curation Centre is committed to bridging this gap by sharing our knowledge and experience with the higher education sector.

To do this, the DCC has embarked upon a fresh, new, three-year programme of work, which began in March 2010.

Our help isn’t just limited to expert advice. We are a gateway to the technical solutions, curation tools and learning resources that can help data custodians like you to build capacity for digital curation.

The value of digital curation
Such is the potential for digital curation to add value at every stage of the research lifecycle, the practice is fast becoming a requirement of successful funding bids. Discover more about digital curation now.

DCC Charter
Find out more about our vision and our values, read the DCC Charter and Statement of Principles

Who we've worked with 
Find out more about who we've collaborated with during Phase 3.