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Managing Research Data

8 December 2014
There are many benefits to manging and sharing your research data - to get more citations, to meet research funders' requirements, and to make your life easier! This half-day workshop provides an introduction to research data management, the range of activities and roles that should be considered when planning and implementing new projects, and an overview of tools that can help. By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

PrestoCentre Preservathon

Paris, 3 - 4 December 2014
Get it right the first time - Learn to select the best technology partners and service providers for your future MAM system

2nd Data Management Workshop

Cologne, 28 - 29 November 2014
The 2nd Data Management Workshop will be held from 28 to 29 November 2014 at the University of Cologne. The focus of this workshop is on (interdisciplinary) research data management. The aim of the workshop is to bring together managers and developers of project databases, repositories or data archives, data scientists, information scientist, librarians, and funding agencies. The workshop program offers invited talks and extended poster sessions. Workshop participants are welcome to present poster contributions.

Introduction to research data management for researchers - University of Glasgow

Glasgow, 21 November 2014
Research Councils and funding bodies are increasingly requiring evidence of adequate and appropriate provisions for data management and curation in new grant funding applications. This half-day workshop provides an introduction to research data management and curation, the range of activities and roles that should be considered when planning and implementing new projects, and an overview of tools that can assist with curation activities.

Introduction to Research Data Management and Data Management Plans

Cardiff , 19 November 2014
An internal event run as part of the institutional engagement at Cardiff Metropolitan University. The morning session brought together staff from the research office, library & IT to discuss plans for an institutional RDM strategy. In the afternoon we held a training workshop for research administrators and researchers. This mainly focused on data management planning.

RDMF12: Linking Data and Repositories (and other systems)

Leicester, 18 - 19 November 2014
Background Seamless flow of content between systems and across institutional boundaries is one of the core – if perhaps utopian – goals of information management. At a basic level, there is within the research community a shared desire and a growing impetus to link publications to the datasets which underpin them, and to sustain these links for the longer-term. But while the publications will generally be held in comparatively stable repositories, data (and metadata) may be created, held in, and accessed via, a variety of different systems.

Investing in Opportunity: Policy Practice and Planning for a Sustainable Digital Future

London, 17 - 18 November 2014
Funded by the European Commission, ‘Investing in Opportunity’ is a free conference but places are limited so booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Register now.

PrestoCentre Preservathon

Brussels, 13 - 14 November 2014
PrestoCentre Preservathons are two-day hands-on events developed around main themes and challenges in audiovisual digitisation, preservation and long-term access. During the first day, attendees will work together in small groups. Activities include workshops, roleplaying, demonstrations, presentations, writing and negotiation exercises (e.g. call for tender, SLA). Each Preservathon includes a competitive element.

Leveraging High Performance Computing Resources for Managing Large Datasets workshop

Bethesda, 27 October 2014
Co-located with the 2014 IEEE Big Data conference, a one-day hands-on workshop on leveraging High Performance Computing (HPC) resources for Big Data management will be held between October 27 to October 30, 2014 in Washington D.C. The target audience includes, but is not limited to, archivists, librarians, data curators, researchers, educators and students. No prior HPC experience is required. During this hands-on workshop, the participants will:

11th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES 2014)

Melbourne, 6 - 10 October 2014
iPRES 2014, the major international conference on digital preservation, will be held at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. The Coordinating Committee invites contributions of papers, posters, demonstrations, tutorials and workshops along two primary axes - Research and Innovative practice, with papers invited for both strands. For more information about submissions and key dates, visit the iPRES 2014 website.