Research & Development

During Phases 1 (March 2004 - February 2007) and 2 (March 2007 - February 2010) of the DCC, research and development were key funded activities, and our R&D teams worked passionately to transform research-led innovation into services that would enhance the productivity of digital curation practice.

Our Publications and presentations page provides documents that were produced during that time.

In Phase 3 (March 2010 - February 2013) our core funding no longer supports research but we are actively seeking other funded opportunities for researching solutions to issues that we have identified as important to digital curation.

These include data transformation and integration, context and emulation, ontologies, provenance, security and data registries.

Within our compass as a provider of trusted resources we continue to monitor and evaluate international standards, produce recommendations for tools and methods, and support audit and certification processes for trusted repositories.

View our resources pages for more information.

Much of the research and development in digital curation requires supporting database and XML technology, and from our HQ in Edinburgh we maintain close links with the Edinburgh University Database Group with whom we have collaborated on the topics listed here.