data management

Project MANTRA new release

The JISC-funded Research Data MANTRA project has produced a course for postgraduate students and early career researchers who work with data and would like to learn more about how to manage it effectively. Course content is geared towards the geosciences, social and political sciences and clinical psychology; however, many of the issues covered apply equally to all research disciplines. The MANTRA course, which consists of an online module and practical exercises in data handling, is now openly available at http://datalib.edina.ac.uk/mantra.

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Incentivising Data Management and Sharing

The next Research Data Management Forum, the seventh in the series, is set to tackle the challenging theme of how best to incentivise researchers so that they will be motivated to manage and share their data.

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Making the Case for Research Data Management

DCC has released a new Briefing Paper titled Making the Case for Research Data Management, to coincide with the JISC Research Integrity Conference.

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JISC ICE Forum 2011 report

The International Curation Education (‘ICE’) Forum brought together university and professional educators and trainers from diverse areas of digital preservation at University College, London.  Around seventy people were in attendance.  

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Capturing and preserving the creative and performing arts

Read about the CAiRO summer school, which trained PhD students from the creative and performing arts in how to document their work and manage those outputs. 

Image from Adolphe Appia collection, AHDS Perfoming Arts

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Register for the DCC roadshow in Glasgow!

Registration for the DCC roadshow in Glasgow on 22nd-24th June is now open!

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DCC roadshow success

We held our first data management roadshow in Bath last week, bringing together IT directors, librarians, data managers and researchers to discuss the data challenge.Early feedback has been positive, with many people commenting they now feel better equipped to start addressing data management.Slides are available and Marieke Guy has produced a useful summary of day 2.

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Programmes for the first DCC roadshow released

Programmes for the 3-day DCC roadshow have now been released, so take a look at the event page and see which day is relevant to you. Day 1 is gives a general overview to the research data landscape. Day 2 is targeted at senior managers who want to develop an institutional response to the data management challenge.

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