DCC News

Managing Research Data (video)

This short documentary, Digital Curation Centre: Managing Research Data, offers a unique insight into the importance of providing access to research data and the risks of not managing data effectively. It also explains how the DCC could help researchers, research support staff and HE institutions by offering guidance, training and tools. 



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RDAP14 Presentations now available

Research Data Access and Preservation Summit (RDAP), March 26-28, 2014

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Where are they now? An RDM update from UEL

Diana suggested that we catch up with participants from our Institutional Engagement programme and start a new feature in our monthly newsletter to profile the work they've been doing on RDM.

Stephen Grace from the University of East London has written guest blog posts for us before and presented on their work at the DCC roadshows. Here he describes what they've been doing since we finished our institutional engagement with UEL.

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Helping you with RDM

Last month, Jonathan Rans presented at IDCC on how we have revised the institutional engagement model. From 2011-2013 we were funded by HEFCE to assist 21 universities to increase their RDM capability. Feedback on the institutional engagement programme was really good, both from the participants and our funders.

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RDM in South Africa - UCT Research Data Management Policy and Strategy Workshop

A report on our two-day strategy and policy development workshop run for the University of Cape Town library staff. 

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RDM in South Africa

A report on meetings with various universities in South Africa and a LIASA-hosted workshop.

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Data Publishing - Libraries & repositories presentations at IDCC

Key points from the three talks in this session (Parallel B, session 1), which each considered the changing relationships between domain repositories and other actors - university libraries and publishers.

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DCC talks at IDCC

There were lots of DCC presentations in the parallel sessions at IDCC today. To help you keep up with what’s new at DCC, here’s a quick summary.

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DMPTool and DMPonline workshop

Read about the DMPTool and DMPonline workshop at IDCC in San Francisco

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Research Data Management Forum (RDMF): The Next Phase

In late 2013 we ran a short survey, seeking the views of the RDMF community on the future shape of this series of events. This blog gives an overview of the outcomes of this exercise.

The three-point summary:

  1. You told us that the RDMF events are highly valued by the community, and that the DCC should continue to run them. For our part, we’re very happy to continue to do so.
  2. The consensus was that two meetings per year was the optimum frequency. Location-wise, there was most support for moving the event around the UK, with the proviso that locations should, where possible, be easy to access from all corners of the country. With this in mind, we expect to be organising two events per year: a one-day event in London (as the place with the best transport connections) each Spring, and an overnight event elsewhere in the late Summer / early Autumn.
  3. There were multiple requests that we consider organising special webinar-style events; we’ll be investigating these over the course of 2014.

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