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.

Developing Research Data Management Services

Amsterdam, 25 January 2017
As research data management is increasingly seen as a vital component of high-quality research, academics are looking to their institutions to provide support for activities which they lack the skills and resource to deliver themselves. The responsibility of institutions to provide support is being reflected in research funder mandates more explicitly. Coupled with this is the recognition that well-managed, visible research outputs, including data, are an asset both to researchers and their institutions.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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. 

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

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

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.

Developing Research Data Management Services

Amsterdam, 22 February 2016
The session is 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.