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.

Digital curation for researchers

Glasgow, 22 November 2013
Programme 10:00 Welcome, introductions and local context All 10:15 Quick quiz on RDM requirements Sarah 10:25 Overview of the RDM Landscape Jonathan 10:50 Data sharing exercise Data sharing exercise responses [pdf]

Research Data Management - what's it all about?

Cranfield, Bedfordshire, 10 September 2013
There are increasing expectations that research data will be effectively managed and shared, and doing so can bring real benefits in terms of increased citations, impact and grant income.   This workshop will introduce participants to Research Data Management (RDM) and demonstrate how to improve practice and write effective Data Management Plans (DMPs) via case studies and discussion. By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

Data Management for Researchers

Glasgow, 27 August 2013
An introductory workshop for researchers and research administrators on managing and sharing data. Quick quiz on RDM requirements, Joy Davidson [pdf] Research Data Management, Joy Davidson and Sarah Jones [pptx] Barriers to data sharing exercise responses [pdf] My DMP - a satire [pdf] Data management plan exercise responses [pdf]

Managing video research data

Milton Keynes, 19 July 2013
A workshop for researchers at the Open University to discuss issues when creating, managing and sharing video data. Programme

Research Data Management

Milton Keynes, 18 July 2013
An introduction to Research Data Management and Data Management Planning for research support staff. The event was run for Faculty Research Managers and the Research, Enterprise and Knowledge Exchange Office at the Open University. Programme

Institutional Data Repositories Workshop - Roles and Responsibilities

Edinburgh, 9 July 2012
The DCC and ICPSR in collaboration with the wider research data management community organised a workshop on institutional data repositories at Open Repositories 2012, Edinburgh, UK on the 9 July at 13.30. Hashtag #OR2012data Location Information

International Curation Education (ICE) Forum

London, 29 June 2011
The aim of the International Curation Education (ICE) Forum will be to provide an international meeting place for educators, trainers, students and practitioners of digital curation to: discuss, evaluate, swap knowledge, and potentially improve practice around:

The Patients Participate! Workshop

London, 17 June 2011
We now have more access than ever to scientific papers and summaries of biomedical and health research. Anyone with a computer and an internet connection can read the latest research results due to initiatives like UK PubMed Central which provides free access to scientific peer-reviewed papers.

IASSIST DMPonline workshop

Vancouver, 31 May 2011
In 2010 the US National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that it will mandate the inclusion of a data management plan with all new funding applications. The NSF is not alone in its efforts to improve accountability for data management, and we are beginning to see Research Councils and funding bodies around the world seeking evidence that adequate and appropriate provisions for data management and curation have been considered from the earliest stages of any publicly-funded activity.

I2S2 pre-RDMF workshop

5 May 2011
This half day workshop on 5th May, which precedes the sixth Research Data Management Forum (RDMF) on planning for research data management, commencing later that afternoon, will explore research data management challenges in a diverse range of contexts.