What did you say there Skippy? Learning from our Aussie neighbours

From mid-July to mid-September, the DCC’s Sarah Jones will be working remotely on placement with the Australian Research Data CommonsSarah will be in Australia on behalf of the EOSC Executive Board to attend the ARDC Skills Summit and meet with relevant data stakeholders to explore what lessons can be learned from their work to inform European initiatives. She’ll be based primarily at the ARDC offices in Melbourne, but will also visit Brisbane and Sydney and meet with CSIRO, various universities and some partners in recent ARDC Data and Services Discovery projects.

Read more about the trip in the news item.

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The next generation of data scientists

The last two weeks have seen the first CODATA/RDA Research Data Science school in South America. This post explains more about the initiative, what we hope to achieve and how you can get involved.

Image credits:

Data scientist group photo and Student helpers CC-BY by Rob Quick

Data reuse lab photos CC-BY by Sarah Jones

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Education and Training for Research Data Handling at RDA Plenary 6, September 2015

Laura Molloy reports on progress at the RDA's interest group on education and skills for research data handling, which met at last week's plenary in Paris. 

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3TU.Datacentrum and DANS join forces

Research Data Netherlands partnership launched

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RDM training for librarians

Details of a 3 hour training session for librarians developed in collaboration with the University of Northampton as part of the Institutional Engagement programme.

The course slides and handbook are CC-BY licensed for reuse.

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Developing RDM services

The DCC is pleased to announce a number of new resources. The latest guide in our How-to series - How to Develop RDM Services - a guide for HEIs - and three associated case studies.

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Librarians, data management and listening dogs

DCC staff were at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress last week. The conference was vast, welcoming over 4,200 librarians to Helsinki and addressing all manner of library concerns. The programme included a number of sessions relevant to data management on the days we attended. Highlights are provided below.

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Data management & curation skills: survey

As the research process produces increasing volumes of digital data, the issue of who will look after the data throughout its life cycle comes into sharper focus. As a result, the JISC is funding work designed to better understand the skills, roles, career patterns and training needs of data managers and data curators.

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