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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Keynote lecture by Professor Sabina Leonelli at IDCC 2018

Professor Sabina Leonelli will give keynote lecture on the first day of the conference, 20 February 2018.

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Roll up, roll up! Get yer DMP update here.

Last month saw a busy Active DMPs and Domain Repositories Interest Groups joint session at the RDA Plenary at Montreal. Two new working groups have been launched to advance work in this area: one on developing Common Standards for DMPs and another on Exposing DMPs. In addition, there are multiple active projects in this space including ezDMP, the University of Queensland’s Data Management Records approach, FAIRsharing and our own DMPRoadmap project. All the slides and notes from the RDA session are available from the session link above if you want to find out more. The working groups are just starting to get underway too, so please review their plans and contribute if you can.
 
We’ve been progressing the machine-actionable DMP agenda through the DMPRoadmap team too. With support from an RDA Europe collaboration award, we integrated the disciplinary Metadata Standards Directory (MSD) into the tool. Template administrators can choose the MSD as an answer format for metadata questions so users can browse the directory from within the tool. We’d love your feedback on this – both admins trialling it on templates and end users selecting standards. Can you find relevant standards easily? Is the functionality intuitive? Are there other features or additions you would like to see? Please try it out at https://dmponline-test.dcc.ac.uk and let us know.

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IDCC18 - Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for the 13th International Digital Curation Conference has now been released along with details of the submission process, criteria and submission deadlines.

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DCC Glasgow on the move

After 13 years in HATII, DCC Glasgow is moving on to new digs in the University library

We’ll be part of Martina McChrystal’s team alongside Valerie McCutcheon’s Research Management group, the College Librarians and Acquisitions & Access. We’re really excited to be working more closely with the RDM and digital preservation teams, and look forward to exploring new collaborations across subject areas via the library’s central role.

Front page image: University Library CC-BY-SA by Open Glasgow

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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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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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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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