Digital curation events

The DCC hosts a variety of conferences, workshops, lectures and other events throughout the year to help promote digital curation across the UK research community – and beyond. 

Individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines are brought together at our events by a shared commitment to data curation and preservation. 

You too can enjoy the chance to improve your awareness of current research activity and explore the possibility of collaborating on the development of digital curation tools, resources and best practice.

Because the DCC has an international presence, our events also give you the opportunity to compare notes on digital data curation initiatives with research teams based both at home and abroad.

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Upcoming events

Second Workshop on Leveraging High Performance Computing Resources for Managing Large Datasets

Santa Clara, 29 October 2015
The target audience includes, but is not limited to, archivists, librarians, data curators, data managers, researchers, educators and students. No prior HPC experience is required. During this hands-on workshop, the participants will:


2 - 6 November 2015
In November 2015, the School of Information and Library Science and the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will co-present the 12th International Conference on Digital Preservation. This premier event brings together key theorists, researchers and practitioners to explore the latest trends, innovations, policies and practices in digital preservation. iPRES2015 draws participants from around the world and from leading institutions, projects and initiatives currently working in this domain.

RDMF14: Research Data (and) Systems

York, 9 - 10 November 2015
Simple, accurate transfer of content between systems and across institutional boundaries is one of the core aims of information management. In the research environment, there is an accepted need to link publications to the datasets which underpin them, and to sustain these links over the long term, thereby ensuring a more robust and trustworthy scholarly record. But while research publications will generally be held in comparatively stable repositories, data (and metadata) may be created, held in, and accessed via a multitude of different – and constantly evolving – systems.

Advanced DMPonline: how to customise the tool for your institution

Glasgow, 23 November 2015
This course will explain how the DMPonline tool for Data Management Planning can be customised by institutions. You will be introduced to the concepts of templates and guidance used in the tool, and shown the range of options available for adding details of local requirements and support. The course will be based in a computer lab so the examples demonstrated can be tried out in practice.

Effectively Utilising Higher Education Data

London, 26 November 2015
The Effectively Utilising Higher Education Data forum will present delegates with the opportunity to gain practical insights into how to effectively use and analyse data to drive forward improvements and develop an integrated approach to information sharing.

An Introduction to Open Science

Edinburgh, 8 December 2015
Open data and Open Access to research publications combine towards something which is often called “Open Science”, or Open Research in less science-centric terms.

Open Access to Research Data

London, 9 December 2015
Confirmed to speak Dr Steven Hill, Head of Research Policy, HEFCE Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, Head of Data and HSS Publishing, Open Research, Nature Publishing Group/Palgrave Macmillan Kitty Inglis, Librarian, University of Sussex & Chair, Academic Content and Communications Strategy Group, SCONUL Christopher Gutteridge, System, Information and Web Programmer, IT Innovation Team, University of Southampton Dr Chris Tyler, Director, Parliamentary Offi

An Introduction to Research Data Management

Birmingham, 20 January 2016
Good data management has increasingly become an expected element of high quality research. Funding body mandates are reflecting this change and they now place a greater emphasis on providing evidence of appropriate provision for data management and curation in grant applications. This half-day workshop will provide an introduction to the research data management landscape and will look at data sharing and data management planning in greater detail. The agenda will include a mixture of presentations and workshops, allowing opportunities for questions and discussion.

11th International Digital Curation Conference

Amsterdam, 22 - 25 February 2016
#idcc16 The 11th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC16) will be held in Amsterdam at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre. There will be a programme of workshops on Monday 22 February and Thursday 25 February and the main conference will run from Tuesday 23 to Wednesday 24 February 2016.


Atlanta, Georgia, 4 - 6 May 2016
Who should attend? The program will target the interests and needs of data managers and curators, librarians who work with research data, and researchers and data scientists. A wide range of disciplines from the life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities will be represented. The summit will bring together practitioners and researchers from academic institutions, data centers, funding agencies, and industry. Why attend RDAP16?