Many stakeholders are involved in effective data management and longer term curation. Researchers, information scientists, information technologists and repository managers - to name a few - each have their own roles to play in the data curation lifecycle and each needs a specific skill-set to fulfil their roles. 

JISC and RIN co-funded the Research Data Management Skills Support Initiative (DaMSSI) which was led by DCC. 

DaMSSI aimed to facilitate the use of tools like Vitae's Researcher Development Framework (RDF) and the Seven Pillars of Information Literacy model developed by the Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) to help researchers - and their employers - to effectively plan training and professional development in the area of data management.

Working with JISC’s Research data management training materials (RDMTrain) projects, DaMSSI  undertook analysis and provided guidance and support that drew from the experiences of these projects. 

DaMSSI, which was overseen by the RIN Working Group on Information Handling, ran from November 2010 to August 2011. 

Links to the project outputs and related resources are provided below.

DaMSSI outputs and related resources:

DaMSSI project plan

JISC RDMTrain projects mapped against the RDF

JISC RDMTrain projects mapped to the Digital Curation Lifecycle Model

Career profiles

DaMSSI final report

Vitae RDF factsheet

Vitae Informed researcher booklet 

Vitae Information literacy lens 

DaMSSI project team:

Joy Davidson: Joy.Davidson[at]Glasgow.ac.uk (co-PI / Project Manager)

Stephane Goldstein: Stephane.Goldstein[at]rin.ac.uk (co-PI / Project Manager)

Kellie Snow: Kellie.Snow[at]Glasgow.ac.uk (Research Officer)

Laura Molloy: Laura Molloy[at]Glasgow.ac.uk (Research Officer)  

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