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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.

An Introduction to Open Science

York, 27 October 2016
Open Science is the practice of science in such a way that others can collaborate and contribute, where research data, lab notes and other research processes are freely available, under terms that enable reuse, redistribution and reproduction of the research and its underlying data and methods. This half-day training course:

iPRES 2016: 13th International Conference on Digital Preservation

Bern, 3 - 6 October 2016
iPRES is back in Europe in 2016! The Swiss National Library is delighted to announce that the 13th International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES) will take place in Bern from October 3–6, 2016.

Digital Infrastructures for Research 2016

Krakow, 28 - 30 September 2016
Europe's leading e-infrastructures, EGI, EUDAT, GÉANT, OpenAIRE and the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Europe, invite all researchers, developers and service providers for three days of brainstorming and discussions at the Digital Infrastructures for Research event.

International Data Week

Denver, 11 - 17 September 2016
The International Data Week will bring together data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers and data stewards to explore how best to exploit the data revolution to improve our knowledge and benefit society through data-driven research and innovation.

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:

The CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science

Trieste, 1 - 12 August 2016
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, in collaboration with CODATA, RDA and TWAS, is organising a short course in the data science approaches and skills that are essential for 21st century research.

Advanced DMPonline: how to customise the tool for your institution

London, 12 July 2016
This course will explain how the DMPonline tool for Data Management Planning can be customised by institutions. You will be introduced to the concept 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.