Workshops

Workshops for digital curators

Effective digital curation allows the sharing of curated data among researchers and relies upon the UK research community as a whole developing data curation and preservation skills. 

To stimulate knowledge sharing throughout the higher education sector, the DCC co-ordinates a range of advocacy services nationwide – among them, our hugely popular workshops series. 

Further your knowledge of data curation

DCC workshops may combine case studies, presentations and/or interactive breakout sessions to explore some of the more complex issues affecting digital curators today. 

Places at our workshops fill up fast, and it’s a case of first come, first served. Bookmark this page or subscribe to our RSS feed or mailing list to stay informed about forthcoming workshops – and be sure to sign up for a space quickly to avoid disappointment.

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:

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.

Developing Research Data Management Services

London, 12 May 2016
The session wais aimed at librarians, researchers, administrators and technology support professionals who need to develop and advance their organisation’s support for research data management. Participants will gain practical knowledge about how to scope, implement, refine and sustain their RDM services along with pointers to useful free tools and resources. 

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.

An introduction to Research Data Management for research support staff

Riga, 13 April 2016
While Open Access publishing is quite well established in most Universities, managing data to facilitate sharing is less well understood. This event wil

An introduction to Research Data Management for researchers

Riga, 14 April 2016
While Open Access publishing is quite well established in most Universities, managing data to facilitate sharing is less well understood. This event will provide an introduction to research data management (RDM) and sharing, including its drivers and benefits, and introduces a number of tools and resources that can be freely accessed in order to support these changes in practice.The session will also include an introduction to the European Commission’s Hor

Advanced DMPonline

Ormskirk, 16 February 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.

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.  

Managing Open Science

Bolzano, 12 January 2016
This course will introduce researchers and research managers to the concept of Open Science (Open Access to publications and Open Data) and its implications for their work. Practical steps that can be taken to help with the preparation of proposals (especially in Horizon 2020), as well as for the management of Open Data in research projects will be described. An exercise on writing a Data Management Plan (DMP) will give insights into what to include and offer feedback on proposed approaches.

Introduction to Research Data Management

Aberdeen, 24 June 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.