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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A common set of themes for DMPs: seeking input

When the DCC revised DMPonline in 2013, we introduced the concept of themes to the tool. The themes represent the most common topics addressed in Data Management Plans (DMPs) and work like tags to associate questions and guidance. Moving forward, we see potential for broader application of the themes. In collaboration with the DMPTool, we plan to use a refined set of themes to support our objectives around machine-actionable DMPs. The themes provide the beginnings of a common vocabulary and structure for DMPs and could help to identify sections of text to mine, e.g., to identify a repository named in a DMP and the volume of data in the pipeline.

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IDCC17 - Workshop Submissions

Workshop submissions for IDCC17 are now open.

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IDCC17 - Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for the 12th International Digital Curation Conference has now been released along with details of the submission process, criteria and submission deadlines.

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New H2020 DMP guidelines

The European Commission has released new Guidelines on FAIR Data Management in Horizon 2020. There are a few key changes and a new template for DMPs which has been added to DMPonline.

Image credit: 'OPEN' by Tom Magliery CC-BY-NC-SA

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Research data policy briefing welcomes UK Concordat

A new briefing paper offers a round up of recent developments in UK research data policy, from Angus Whyte and Martin Donnelly

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Getting our ducks in a row

Recent activity on the Roadmap project encompasses two major themes: 1) machine-actionable data management plans and 2) kicking off co-development of the shared codebase.

Image credit: 'Get Your Ducks in a Row' CC-BY-SA by Cliff Johnson

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FOSTER in Scandinavia

It was EARMA (#earmaac2016), the annual gathering of the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators in Lulea this week, and Ivo and I were there donning our FOSTER hats to speak about open science in Horizon 2020. 

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The 20:51 sprint (Roadmap team-building: UK edition)

This week we hosted the DMPTool team to flesh out our plans for ‘roadmap’ – the joint codebase we’re building together based on DMPonline and DMPTool. The key focus was reviewing and prioritising tasks for an initial release.  Building on discussions from the earlier US visit, we confirmed what work was to be done and agreed to begin with some well-defined, short tasks as a test of our co-development procedures. With everyone taking leave over the coming weeks, the first sprint will start in mid-July at which point we’ll begin adding documentation to the Github repository.

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IDCC17 - Save the date

We are delighted to announce that the 12th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC17) will be held from Monday 20 February to Thursday 23 February 2017 at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd).

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