DC 101 materials

Digital Curation 101 employs the curation lifecycle model sections as a means of presenting content to students.

The DCC is keen to support the reuse of our generic training materials as the basis of more specific training aimed at different disciplines and/or institutions. Our generic materials are accessible below for review and tailoring.

We kindly request that you cite these materials in any derivatives that you develop and encourage you to share your tailored materials with us so that we can disseminate them to a wider audience.

If you would like to discuss this with us in more detail or have any questions, please contact us.


All Stages


Create and or Receive

Appraise and Select


Preservation Action


Access and Reuse


Other useful resources: 

  • Case studies - for a look at how institutions and disciplines are tackling data management and curation challenges.
  • Policy and legal resources - to help you develop and implement policies that adhere to legal requirements and funding body mandates.
  • Disciplinary metadata - we've provided links to disciplinary metadata standards, including profiles, tools, and use cases of data repositories currently implementing these standards.
  • Standards overviews - there are a lot of standards out there to choose from. We've developed short summaries of some of the key curation-related standards help you to make the right choices.
  • Tools and applications - we've developed a suite of tools to help you better understand your particular data management and curation needs, assess your current activity and infrastructure, and to plan for improvement .
  • Curation Reference Manual instalments - for those wishing to delve a little deeper into specific curation topics.

  • Data management courses and training - we've developed a list of training opportunities available in the UK and further afield.

The DCC are keen to augment this list with additional resources as they emerge. Please get in touch if you'd like to recommend a course or resource that could be added.