Agenda, DC 101 Lite, Oxford

Welcome, Mike Fraser,  Head of Infrastructure Systems  Services Group, Oxford University Computing Services  

Introduction, Joy Davidson, Associate Director, DCC  

Roles and responsibilities associated with conceptualising, creating and managing research data during the life of the project, Sarah Higgins, Department of Information Studies, University of Aberystwyth 

This session will introduce participants to the curation lifecycle model and explore how it can be used to help identify roles and responsibilities associated with data management. In particular, this session will highlight the benefits of undertaking management and curation planning from the earliest point in any research project.

Understanding the research environment and what support researchers need, Sarah Jones, Digital Curation Centre (DCC)This session will introduce participants to a range of factors that may influence research data management, such as funders' policy requirements and institutional support infrastructures. The session will include a practical group exercise on scoping researchers' data management support needs based on the Data Asset Framework (DAF) and the DCC's Data Management Planning toolkit - DMPonline.

Roles and responsibilities associated with the longer-term management and curation of research data after the life of the project, Sarah Higgins, Department of Information Studies, University of Aberystwyth

This session will continue to introduce participants to the curation lifecycle model and explore how it can be used to help identify roles and responsibilities associated with data management. In particular, this session will highlight the issues that researchers need to consider from the point their data is ingested into a data centre or archive.

Quality assurance and preparing data for longer-term management and curation, Veerle Van den Eynden, UK Data Archive

This session will introduce participants to the range of issues that need to be addressed, often early on in research, when planning to submit research data to a data centre or archive for longer term curation and preservation. Particular emphasis will be placed on ethical and legal aspects of data sharing and documenting and formatting data. The session will include a practical group exercise based on the UK Data Archive's guidance. 

Developing a data management plan, Sarah Jones and Joy Davidson, Digital Curation Centre (DCC) 

This session will focus on applying the lessons learned throughout the day in a group exercise to develop a data management plan for a sample project. The session will feature an introduction to the DCC data management plan checklists and template toolkit.

Wrap-up and close, Joy Davidson, Associate Director, DCC