DCC News

IDCC18 - Save the date

We are excited to announce that the 13th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC18) will be held from Monday 19 February to Thursday 22 February 2018 at Hesperia Tower in Barcelona, Spain.

The main conference will take place Tuesday 20 February to Wednesday 21 February, with workshops and other related events on Monday 19 and Thursday 22 February. The Call for papers will be published shortly so please consider how you might want to participate in this key event.

There will be opportunities for the presentation of research, practice and data papers, posters, demonstrations, BoFs and workshops.  

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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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DMPRoadmap summer camp news

This summer we’ve made solid progress toward our DMPRoadmap MVP, done oodles of outreach for machine-actionable DMPs, and addressed some DMPTool and DMPonline-specific items. Keep reading for the high-level highlights and what to expect in the coming months:

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New DMP templates

There are some new DMP templates in DMPonline for you to look out for. These reflect the new guidelines issued by the European Research Council (ERC) and the Wellcome Trust. 

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Open community session: contribute to the FAIR data expert group

The European Commission’s FAIR data expert group is hosting its second open community session on Wednesday 26th July from 10:00-12:00 CEST.

We’re particularly keen to hear from all those stakeholders who play a role in facilitating FAIR data, specifically Research Infrastructures and e-Infrastructures, ESFRIs, domain data centres, learned societies, universities, funders, publishers and policymakers.

If you would like to join the discussion, please register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/74701203796494338 and join the webinar on the day.

For latest updates on the community sessions, check https://github.com/FAIR-Data-EG/consultation/blob/master/community-sessions.md

Image: Georgia National Fair CC-BY by Andy Middleton

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Survey on the Horizon 2020 FAIR DMP template

You may have seen the announcements about the survey OpenAIRE has released on the Horizon 2020 FAIR Data Management Plan template. 
We've had over 170 responses so far, but want to increase the proportion of those who come from research community. We'd be really grateful of your support and personal contacts to help us distribute this far and wide. 
 
 
Image: survey party CC-BY-NC-ND by m kasahara
 
 
 
 

 

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On the right track(s) - DCC release draws nigh

Monthly update on DMPonline and DMPRoadmap covering our latest release being out to test, machine-actionable DMP updates and where you can see us out and about

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Analysis of Open Data and Open Science Policies in Europe

The DCC is delighted to announce the release of the second of two policy-related outputs emerging from our collaboration with SPARC Europe. We have been working together in Autumn 2016, with SPARC Europe supporting the creation of a number of publications and resources to help its members engage fruitfully with the Open movement. 

 

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When doing the “right thing” is not good enough - strategies for engaging senior leadership with RDM

Marta Teperek reports on Birds of Feather session at the 12th International Digital Curation Conference. How to engage senior management in research data management and sharing.

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RDA-DMP movings and shakings

An update on RDA and our Active DMP work, courtesy of Stephanie Simms

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