IDCC18 - Save the date

We are excited to announce that the 13th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC18) will be held from Monday 19 February to Thursday 22 February 2018 at Hesperia Tower in Barcelona, Spain.

The main conference will take place Tuesday 20 February to Wednesday 21 February, with workshops and other related events on Monday 19 and Thursday 22 February. The Call for papers will be published shortly so please consider how you might want to participate in this key event.

There will be opportunities for the presentation of research, practice and data papers, posters, demonstrations, BoFs and workshops.  

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13th International Digital Curation Conference

Barcelona, 19 - 22 February 2018
Welcome to the 13th edition of the International Digital Curation Conference. The conference brings together digital curation professionals and educators with data producers and consumers to consider digital curation in a multi-disciplinary context. Further details will be added to the Conference website over the coming months.

RDMF17: “The road less travelled?” Research data, careers and other pathways

London, 9 June 2017
The seventh RDMF meeting, held in Warwick back in 2011, took “Incentivising Data Management and Sharing” as its topic, with presentations providing funder, institutional and infrastructural perspectives on the then-nascent discipline.

Reviewing Data Management Plans

London, 30 November 2016
Data management planning of some form has been accepted good practice for many years as a means to ensure that data outputs are managed appropriately. This helps to ensure they are discoverable, reusable and preserved, or conversely – in the case of sensitive data – to be kept under wraps. The production of data management plans (DMPs) is mandated by an increasing number of funders worldwide, and universities increasingly seek to provide services to support researchers in this activity.

Introduction to Research Data Management

London, 30 November 2016
Responsible data management has increasingly become an expected element of high quality research. Funding body mandates are reflecting this change, and they now place emphasis on providing evidence of appropriate provision for data management and curation in grant applications.

RDMF16: Data (and) Systems, Redux

Edinburgh, 21 - 22 November 2016
It’s been more than eighteen months since EPSRC’s data policy mandate came into force, and the joint Concordat on Open Research Data is in place with broad support and institutional guidelines to match.  Across UK Higher Education, many systems have been refreshed, services established, and guidelines put in place.  Research data, alongside its cousin research software, is finding its place in institutional and national catalogues as a ‘first-class citizen’ among the research outputs to which they are linked.

12th International Digital Curation Conference

Edinburgh, 20 - 23 February 2017
Welcome to the 12th edition of the International Digital Curation Conference. The conference brings together digital curation professionals and educators with data producers and consumers to consider digital curation in a multi-disciplinary context. The focus of this year's programme was embedding digital curation in organisational workflows to ensure that data is findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR), as well as putting in place flexible and resilient infrastructures, openly available to support communities.

Repository Fringe 2016

Edinburgh, 1 - 2 August 2016
Repository Fringe is a gathering for repository managers and others interested in research data repositories and publication repositories. Participation is a key element – the event is designed to encourage all attendees to share their repository experiences and expertise. Traditionally Repository Fringe takes place in Edinburgh every August, and is aimed primarily at a UK-based audience. 2016 Programme Themes:

DMPRoadmap summer camp news

This summer we’ve made solid progress toward our DMPRoadmap MVP, done oodles of outreach for machine-actionable DMPs, and addressed some DMPTool and DMPonline-specific items. Keep reading for the high-level highlights and what to expect in the coming months:

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New DMP templates

There are some new DMP templates in DMPonline for you to look out for. These reflect the new guidelines issued by the European Research Council (ERC) and the Wellcome Trust. 

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