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.

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.

Digital Curation Webinars: we are running 3 webinars on a range of topics this April and May...

13 April - 27 May 2015
The DCC is running a series of free, online training sessions covering a wide range of curation-related topics. These brief sessions will last for one hour and will provide participants with an introduction to some of the current issues, some examples of emerging good practice and an overview of tools and approaches.

RDM and Data Management Planning

9 June 2015
Funding bodies increasingly require evidence of appropriate plans for data management and curation in new grant funding applications. This workshop will provide an overview to Data Management Planning and DMPonline, the DCC's web-based tool to help researchers write DMPs. We will give an introduction to Research Data Management and undertake a practical exercise on data management planning. Details will also be provided about RDM support available at the Open University. Objectives:

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.

Advanced DMPonline: how to customise the tool for your institution

Glasgow, 23 November 2015
This course will explain how the DMPonline tool for Data Management Planning can be customised by institutions. You will be introduced to the concepts 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.

Comparing Notes: Training Librarians for Research Data Management and Open Science Support

London , 11 February 2015
A full day train-the-trainer style workshop showcasing five training courses for liaison librarians and other support staff on research data management and open science. The aim is to raise awareness of existing materials, give participants ideas for reusing or combining the content, and to share lessons to inform future training courses. By sharing freely available training materials and advice on how they could be best implemented, the workshop will enable other librarians and support staff to run their own courses more easily.