Because good research needs good data

11th International Digital Curation Conference

Visible data, invisible infrastructure

22-25 February 2016 |

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Research data management, and digital curation generally, is becoming a mainstream academic activity. Universities and research institutions are ramping up support and infrastructural provision for it. Funding bodies are strengthening their requirements for it. Visionary researchers and practitioners are tackling the remaining barriers.

The success of this transition might be measured in two ways. First, is data recognised as a valuable scholarly output, enjoying the same visibility and prestige afforded to journal papers? Second, is the digital curation infrastructure so well embedded and supported that everyone can use it without a second thought?

The 11th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC16) will be held in Amsterdam at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre.

The Pre-Conference Drinks Reception will be held on the evening of Monday 22 February 2016 at the Eye Film Institute which is on the northern bank of the IJ harbour in Amsterdam.

There will be a programme of workshops on Monday 22 February and Thursday 25 February and the main conference will run from Tuesday 23 to Wednesday 24 February 2016.

Please note that registration for the conference and the workshops are separate.


A number of rooms at the Mövenpick Hotel are available to delegates. These rooms can be booked at an early bird rate until 14 December 2015, Rooms will continue to be available to delegates at a standard rate until 6 January 2016.

These can be booked using the following accommodation link

Information about other hotels can be found at iamsterdam which is the official Amsterdam website.

If you have any conference related queries please email

Costs and Registration


Workshop Registration is now open (Please note that registration for the workshops is separate to conference registration and that you do not have to attend the conference in order to register for the workshops).

Conference Registration is now open

Reduced rate registration for DCC Associates will close on 31 January 2016.

All delegates will be required to register for an ePay account before completing registration if they do not already have login details. Please note that if you register for an account this is not a registration for the conference. 

If you would like to pay on receipt of an invoice please select the relevant Delegate – Invoice required category and proceed as normal. The Booking Summary will show a total of £0. Proceed by clicking on Add to Basket and then Proceed to Checkout. Continue on and finalise registration by clicking on Confirm your Order.

Once your registration is complete an invoice will be raised by the University of Edinburgh for the delegate fee that you selected and will have a £25 administration charge applied. If your organisation is not already listed on our finance system, or if you require a Purchase Order number to be quoted on your invoice, we will contact you for more information before raising an invoice.

Please note that the booking system allows 5 delegates to register in one transaction by using the 'add delegate' button after adding an item to your basket but before the checkout process. 

Multiple delegates from the same organisation wishing to pay via invoice (up to a maximum of 5) should register in one transaction if they wish to avoid being charged separate admin fees.


You can get a flavour of what happened at IDCC15, London, by reading the blogs and our storify.