training

Set the training day agenda for #dcc_lboro

We're planning the DCC East Midlands roadshow and want your views to set the programme for the training day. Vote for the topics you want to see covered.

The event will take place in Loughborough in early February 2012. Further details will be on the event page once the dates have been finalised.

Front page image Creative Commons licenced BY-NC-ND by Alex Drennan

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Project MANTRA new release

The JISC-funded Research Data MANTRA project has produced a course for postgraduate students and early career researchers who work with data and would like to learn more about how to manage it effectively. Course content is geared towards the geosciences, social and political sciences and clinical psychology; however, many of the issues covered apply equally to all research disciplines. The MANTRA course, which consists of an online module and practical exercises in data handling, is now openly available at http://datalib.edina.ac.uk/mantra.

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JISC ICE Forum 2011 report

The International Curation Education (‘ICE’) Forum brought together university and professional educators and trainers from diverse areas of digital preservation at University College, London.  Around seventy people were in attendance.  

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Capturing and preserving the creative and performing arts

Read about the CAiRO summer school, which trained PhD students from the creative and performing arts in how to document their work and manage those outputs. 

Image from Adolphe Appia collection, AHDS Perfoming Arts

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Register for the DCC roadshow in Glasgow!

Registration for the DCC roadshow in Glasgow on 22nd-24th June is now open!

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Screencasting - what do you think?

We're trying out new ways to communicate our resources better at the DCC and are keen to know what you think.

Image from lfs.learningcentre CC-BY-SA

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How to run a data service

Members of the UK Data Archive team ran an very useful event over two days earlier this month to share their experiences of how to run a data service. They explained the processes they've developed and shared practical tips based on lessons learned.  My event fee was generously funded through the DPC leadership programme - thanks!

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Training and reference materials

In an effort to build capacity and to improve the sustainability of current and emerging curation training materials, the DCC seeks to identify and promote training materials available to those charged with developing and/or delivering RDM training within their institutions. The DCC is keen to cooperate with other training providers to share knowledge and resources and to reduce duplication of effort across the sector.

Tools of the Trade training

Request a DCC Tools of the Trade training session at your institution!

The DCC can provide half-day and full-day training sessions on how to use our suite of research data management and curation tools. You provide the venue and the participants, we provide the trainers and the materials. To enquire about what we can offer and costs, please fill in our enquiry form.

Digital Curation 101: How to Manage Research Data

Research Councils and funding bodies are increasingly requiring evidence of adequate and appropriate provisions for data management and curation in new grant funding applications.