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.

Getting the most out of DMPonline

Manchester, 9 April 2019
This workshop is aimed at RDM support staff at institutions to show what can be done with DMPonline. The DCC team will introduce the core functionlity of the tool and hands-on sessions will demonstrate and let you try out key features.

Using DMPonline to support data management and FAIR data

Amsterdam, 13 March 2019
This event has now passed. If you attended, please give us feedback. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Data Management Plans and FAIR data are becoming commonplace in the Netherlands with both major funders - ZonMw and NWO - requiring data management and FAIR to be considered in grant applications.

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.

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. A key objective is to enable sufficient space and time for participants to exchange ideas and discuss all aspects of training in research data management based on experiences to date.

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 (carpentries.org; librarycarpentry.org); 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.

A postcard from the future: Tools and services from a perfect DMP world

20 February 2017
Data Management Plans (DMPs) are becoming commonplace across the globe, but opportunities are being missed to make the best use of the data and truly support researchers’ practices. What are DMPs being created for? And how can we improve the experience for all involved? This workshop will address ideas for making DMPs machine-actionable and integrating them with other tools and services to embed the DMP in existing workflows.

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.