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

London, 9 June 2017
Registration link   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-n

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

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:

RDA-DMP movings and shakings

An update on RDA and our Active DMP work, courtesy of Stephanie Simms

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Repository Fringe 2017

Edinburgh, 3 - 4 August 2017
Repository Fringe is a gathering for repository managers and others interested in research data repositories and publication repositories.

Who will host IDCC18? It could be you!

 
The DCC is now inviting applications for bids to host its international digital curation conference (IDCC) in 2018 and beyond. 
 
If you have a strong interest in digital curation and research data management and want to bring this exciting event to your local community, please submit a bid!
 
The deadline for applications to host IDCC18 in Europe or North America is Monday 24th of April 2017 at 18:00 UTC. For those who want to express interest in hosting IDCC in future years, we ask that you follow the same process (as far as possible) and submit proposals by 22nd of May 2017. All proposals should be submitted to info@dcc.ac.uk We will notify the successful bidder for IDCC18 of our decision by Friday 5th May. 
 

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Active, actionable DMPs

We had a spectacularly productive IDCC last month thanks to everyone who participated in the various meetings and events focused on the DMPRoadmap project and machine-actionable DMPs. Thank you, thank you! Sarah has since taken the traveling road show onward to a meeting at CERN (slides) and Stephanie discussed institutional infrastructure for DMPs at a meeting of California data librarians. In the midst of travels we’ve been wrangling the mountain of inputs into a draft white paper on machine-actionable DMP use cases. For now, we offer a preview of the report and an invitation to keep the momentum going at the RDA plenary in Barcelona, which is just around the corner (5–7 April).

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