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External Events

The University of Edinburgh is hosting a free one-day workshop to discuss the challenge of managing research data in relation to records management and archives.  The University takes a proactive and practical cross-disciplinary approach to the management of data, records, archives and other collections.  This is an opportunity to explore with other professionals the new issues we are facing at a time of rapid change.

IASSIST is an international organization of professionals working in and with information technology and data services to support research and teaching in the social sciences. Its 300 members are from a variety of workplaces, including data archives, statistical agencies, research centers, libraries, academic departments, government departments, and non-profit organizations.

The International Data Week will bring together data scientists, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers and data stewards to explore how best to exploit the data revolution to improve our knowledge and benefit society through data-driven research and innovation.

Costs and Registration

The cost to attend IDW depends on your level of participation. Following is a breakdown of the registration fees:

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, in collaboration with CODATA, RDA and TWAS, is organising a short course in the data science approaches and skills that are essential for 21st century research. The CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Summer School will be held at the ICTP, Trieste, Italy from 1st to 12th August 2016.

Open Knowledge - Open Arts is an informal workshop about open data, open source and cultural heritage. The event will take place at the University of Catania.

An Archeological Tour will be offered to the workshop participants on Saturday 27 February.


Costs and Registration

This is a free event but you must register at

iPRES is back in Europe in 2016!

The Swiss National Library is delighted to announce that the 13th International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPRES) will take place in Bern from October 3–6, 2016.

iPRES is the longest standing digital preservation conference in the world. This important event brings together key theorists, researchers and practitioners to explore the latest trends, innovations, policies and practices in digital preservation.

iPRES 2016 will attract participants from leading institutions, projects and initiatives from all around the world.

The event will be held over three days, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures.

The Call for Papers is now open.



Digital Health has established a reputation for providing cutting edge insight into the digital health market, accurately predicting its dynamics in recent years, often going against popular opinion.

The target audience includes, but is not limited to, archivists, librarians, data curators, data managers, researchers, educators and students.

No prior HPC experience is required.

During this hands-on workshop, the participants will: