DCC News

IDCC20 - Workshop Registration is now open

We are excited to announce that registration for our packed IDCC20 workshop programme is now open!

Workshops will be held on Monday 17 February 2020 at Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland. 

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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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Different hosting options – which way forward?

Over the past few months we’ve been reconsidering DMPonline hosting – should we move to Amazon Web Services or remain with the University of Edinburgh. Brexit and ensuring we can meet our Service Level Agreements were two major concerns in this decision-making process. After investigating options, we have decided to remain with University of Edinburgh hosting. This blog post outlines our thoughts.
 

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Full steam ahead!

Following on from our user group last week, the DMPonline team met yesterday and has prioritised the feature requests you raised. Ray Carrick started work for the DCC on Monday so we have doubled developer effort, and with Marta rejoining later in the year we’re pressing full steam ahead!

 

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Come learn with us!

Just over a week in and we all continue to be overwhelmed by responses to our new MOOC* on Delivering Research Data Management Services. We have over 1400 learners from 116 countries and they have been very active in the discussion forum. Literally hundreds of comments and questions - and such insightful responses to the material.

Our MOOC runs until 14th October and will run again later in the year or early 2020. Find out more at: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/delivering-research-data-management-services

* A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course. Our MOOC is available on the FutureLearn platform and is free to all.

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An Analysis of Open Science Policies in Europe - New report from DCC and SPARC Europe

Today we, in collaboration with SPARC Europe are publishing the fourth version of the Analysis of Open Science Policies in Europe report  which demonstrates a move towards a stronger focus on open research data, and open science across European science policy landscape.

 

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Money makes the world go around

The 19th RDMF will address the thorny issue of RDM costs. How are these costs calculated? What tools and support are available to researchers? And what is eligible under different research funder policies? We have a fantastic line up of European speakers to address these topics. Sign up to join us!

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DMP inspiration down under

I've had a number of inspiring DMP discussions over the last few weeks, both Australian and European based. Here in Oz, funders do not require data management plans like they do in the UK and USA. This has led to the growth of quite different tools as institutions fit the DMP to local priorities.

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