Because good research needs good data


DCC workshops may combine case studies, presentations and/or interactive breakout sessions to explore some of the more complex issues affecting digital curators today.

Funding bodies increasingly require evidence of appropriate provisions for data management and curation in new grant funding applications. This half-day workshop provides an introduction to Data Management Planning and DMPonline, the DCC's web-based tool to help researchers write DMPs. We've recently released a new version of DMPonline which offers a lot of flexibility in terms of how institutions can customise it. You can create your own template(s), provide example/suggested answers and add tailored guidance to help researchers respond to requirements.

*Please note: registration is now closed for this event. Please contact Laura Molloy with any enquiries: laura.molloy [at]*

Jisc, through the DCC, is developing a national service to help make UK research data more discoverable and more likely to be reused.  Please join us on Mon 16 June 2014 as we draw together the lessons from our first pilot phase, and before we launch the next two-year phase of activity.  We’d like to share what we have found so far with you, our user community, and gather your requirements and preferences for the next phase of work. 

Research Councils and funding bodies are increasingly requiring evidence of adequate and appropriate provisions for data management and curation in new grant funding applications. This half-day workshop provides an introduction to research data management and 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.


10:00 Welcome, introductions and local context All
10:15 Quick quiz on RDM requirements Sarah
10:25 Overview of the RDM Landscape Jonathan

Data sharing exercise

Data sharing exercise responses [pdf]

There are increasing expectations that research data will be effectively managed and shared, and doing so can bring real benefits in terms of increased citations, impact and grant income.  

This workshop will introduce participants to Research Data Management (RDM) and demonstrate how to improve practice and write effective Data Management Plans (DMPs) via case studies and discussion.

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

An introductory workshop for researchers and research administrators on managing and sharing data.

Quick quiz on RDM requirements, Joy Davidson [pdf]

Research Data Management, Joy Davidson and Sarah Jones [pptx]

Barriers to data sharing exercise responses [pdf]

A workshop for researchers at the Open University to discuss issues when creating, managing and sharing video data.


An introduction to Research Data Management and Data Management Planning for research support staff. The event was run for Faculty Research Managers and the Research, Enterprise and Knowledge Exchange Office at the Open University.


The DCC and ICPSR in collaboration with the wider research data management community organised a workshop on institutional data repositories at Open Repositories 2012, Edinburgh, UK on the 9 July at 13.30.

Hashtag #OR2012data

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We now have more access than ever to scientific papers and summaries of biomedical and health research. Anyone with a computer and an internet connection can read the latest research results due to initiatives like UK PubMed Central which provides free access to scientific peer-reviewed papers.