Because good research needs good data

DCC Roadshow Oxford

14-16 September 2011 |

The fourth DCC Roadshow was held in conjunction with the Oxford eResearch Centre, Oxford University Computing Services and the Bodleian Libraries, and took place from 14 - 16 September 2011.

DAY 1 - Wednesday 14 September

Draft Programme


The Changing Data Landscape - Liz Lyon

Data Curation at the Bodleian Libraries - Sally Rumsey

Managing data, publishing data, describing data and citing data - David Shotton

Database as a Service - an institutional tool for research data management - Meriel Patrick

NERC Data Centres - Sam Pepler

DAY 2 - Thursday 15 September

Draft Programme


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.

Objectives - Strategy/Policy implementation

  • 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 - Friday 16 September

How to manage research data: tips and tools 

The day will run from 10.30am - 3pm.

The morning will be devoted to DC 101 training and will include an introduction to digital curation, the range of activities and roles that should be considered when planning and implementing new projects, and an overview of tools that can assist with curation activities.

The afternoon will look at the now completed Sudamih project (Supporting data infrastructure for the humanities) and the follow on VIDaaS project (Virtual Infrastructure with Database as a Service), both of which are led by Computing Services at Oxford (OUCS).


Data management: why should it matter to me? Joy Davidson, DCC 

Data management planning at the DCC, Martin Donnelly, DCC

Research data management: tools and resources, Meriel Patrick, OUCS

Introduction to the DaaS (Database as a Service), Meriel Patrick, OUCS 

Institutional data management tools: maximising the benefits for all. Meriel Patrick, OUCS

Costs and Registration

Registration is free and delegates can choose to attend one, two or three workshops, according to roles and responsibilities.

Registration has now closed.