The value of digital curation

Some £3 billion of public money is invested annually in research in the UK alone, yet the research data resulting from this considerable investment are seldom as visible as they might be. 

For research teams to enjoy the full benefit of the research data that is produced, institutions must put in place skilled digital curators and effective curation lifecycle management. This will help to ensure that important digital research data is adequately safeguarded for future use.

By learning how to preserve and share digital materials so others can effectively reuse them, you will maximise the impact of your research – and inspire confidence among the research councils and funding bodies that invest in your work.