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DCC Roadshow - Bath 2010

Institutional Challenges in the Data Decade

02-04 November 2010 |

The DCC is organising a series of inter-linked UK workshops aimed at supporting institutional data management, planning and training. The events will run over 3 days and will provide institutions with advice and guidance tailored to a range of different roles and responsibilities.

The first DCC Roadshow was held on 2-4 November 2010 at the Bath Ventures Innovation Centre, Carpenter House, Broad Quay, Bath BA1 1UD. The Roadshow was opened by Professor Kevin Edge, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath.

Slides for the Bath event are available below. Tweets can be found using the hashtag #DCCSW10 and Marieke Guy has provided a useful summary of day 2.

DAY 1 - Tuesday 2 November 

The Research Data Landscape



This was a half-day event starting at 2pm and finishing with a drinks reception.


Researchers, data curators, and data centre managers, data scientists, digital repository managers, staff from library, information and research organisations, research funding organisations and research networks.


  • To provide a brief introduction to Digital Curation Centre (DCC) Roadshows
  • To describe the emerging trends and challenges associated with research data management and their potential impact on higher education institutions
  • To examine case studies at both disciplinary and institutional levels, highlighting different models, approaches and working practice
  • To explain the role of the DCC in supporting research data management
  • To provide an overview of the portfolio of DCC resources, tools and services. 
  • To facilitate networking and the exchange of skills and experience.

DAY 2 - Wednesday 3 November

The Research Data Challenge: Developing an Institutional Response


Liz Lyon, Facing the data challenge


A full day event comprising a mixture of presentations, group work exercises and discussion to allow time for networking and collaboration.


Senior managers, Research PVCs/Directors, Directors of Information Services, University Librarians, Heads of Computing Services, Heads of Research Support Services, digital repository managers, senior staff from library, information services, data librarians.


  • To describe the emerging trends, disciplinary diversity and challenges associated with research data management and their potential impact on higher education institutions
  • To communicate the implications of compliance with research data and funder policy requirements
  • To identify issues of risk governance that determine the adoption of effective research data management strategies
  • To examine case studies, institutional evidence and resulting lessons learned
  • To provide an overview of the resources, tools and services available via the DCC that can inform planning and service delivery
  • To identify first steps in developing an institutional strategic plan for research data management support and service delivery
  • To facilitate regional networking and the exchange of skills and experience.

DAY 3 - Thursday 4 November

Train the Trainer & Digital Curation 101

This was 2 half-day training workshops.

Programme for the morning workshop

The morning workshop was for research support and staff from services such as IT, the library, digital repositories and the research office. The focus was on understanding the requirements for effective data management, the different roles and responsibilities and the policies of their own institutions and the main UK funding bodies.

Lunch was provided in the middle of the day to enable a networking and discussion opportunity between researchers and support services.

Programme for the afternoon workshop

The afternoon workshop was for researchers and research support staff.  Its principal aim was to identify the data management needs of researchers and match their requirements to

  • the internal support services available within their institutions
  • external support services 
  • tools for developing data management plans

Costs and Registration

Registration has now closed as the event has taken place.