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.

From Data Curation to Software Curation: Enhancing Reproducibility and Sustainability of Data and Software

4 February 2019
This workshop will enable understanding of approaches to software curation, including its importance in enabling reproducible research.  While a strong focus on data curation already exists, software curation is an emerging practice of equal importance. The workshop will present case studies to stimulate group discussion on how those engaged in facilitating reproducible research can support or actively engage with this. .

Digital Preservation Carpentry

4 February 2019
This workshop has two aims: 1. To trial a hands-on technical lesson for digital preservation processes, using the pedagogical teaching style of the Carpentries (;; and 2. To gather feedback from participants to enhance further development of digital preservation lessons within the Carpentries framework. This trial lesson will feature digital preservation concepts tightly coupled with experimentation with open source tools.

Defining and Implementing Digital Curation Workflows

4 February 2019
This workshop will focus on the development and implementation of workflows for digital curation. Funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), OSSArcFlow is researching and modeling ways to combine tools into digital curation workflows. Among the benefits of this work is the broadening of understanding of curation approaches within organizations, and developing community-wide views of curation processes. The workshop is intended to be a highly inclusive and interactive event.

Peer-to-Peer Train-the-Trainer workshop

4 February 2019
During this workshop participants will discuss and evaluate content and methods for the delivery of training programs in research data management. The workshop will be a blend of reports on best-practice and discussion, where all participants will be asked to contribute by exchanging experiences and assembling them into a structured feature map. Organisers:Eliane Blumer, René Schneider, Gerry Ryder, Natasha Simons, Christopher Erdmann, CDL

Innovative connected research infrastructure for Terrestrial ecoscience researchers and decision makers

4 February 2019
In this workshop participants will learn about the collaborative approach taken in Australia to publish and use well curated FAIR Terrestrial ecoscience and biodiversity data and also get a chance to try some of the tools and platforms.

Moving Ahead with Support for Data Management in an Academic Institution - CANCELLED

4 February 2019
This workshop introduces attendees to different Data Management practices throughout the research data lifecycle and the set of skills needed to accomplish the job. It also exposes them to different assisting data management tools to facilitate their jobs.

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.

Introduction to Data Management Planning & DMPonline

London, 29 January 2015
The Wesley is located at 81-103 Euston Street, London, NW1 2EZ

Supporting Open Research in Horizon 2020

Amsterdam, 26 January 2017
This course is being run in collaboration with DANS and will introduce research managers to the concept of open research (including Open Access to publications and Open Data) and its implications for their work. The key requirements for Horizon 2020 projects will be discussed with particular focus on the implications to research of the expansion of the Open Data Pilot.

Supporting and reviewing Data Management Plans

25 February 2016
This workshop was organised by the Digital Curation Centre, the California Digital Library and the DART project. The aim was to bring together people undertaking work on Data Management Plans (DMPs) to provide an international forum for sharing lessons and expertise. The DART project methodology for developing an evaluation rubric was used in a practical exercise on reviewing DMPs.