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.

In 2010 the US National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that it will mandate the inclusion of a data management plan with all new funding applications. The NSF is not alone in its efforts to improve accountability for data management, and we are beginning to see Research Councils and funding bodies around the world seeking evidence that adequate and appropriate provisions for data management and curation have been considered from the earliest stages of any publicly-funded activity.

A workshop aimed at social researchers at all stages of their career, which will cover key legal and ethical issues surrounding the managing and sharing of data in research with people (surveys, interviews, focus groups, observations and ethnography).  The focus of the workshop will be on the provision of guidance and practical exercises, with content based on advice provided to researchers by the UK Data Archive.  To attend please visit the Social Research Association's events page.

The aim of the International Curation Education (ICE) Forum will be to provide an international meeting place for educators, trainers, students and practitioners of digital curation to: discuss, evaluate, swap knowledge, and potentially improve practice around:

This half day workshop on 5th May, which precedes the sixth Research Data Management Forum (RDMF) on planning for research data management, commencing later that afternoon, will explore research data management challenges in a diverse range of contexts.

The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) ran a half-day workshop in conjunction with Naomi Korn Copyright Consultancy and the JISC MRD Programme on copyright issues affecting the reuse of learning and teaching materials. This event introduced participants to basic copyright principles that can affect the reuse of digital learning materials. Naomi worked through real-life examples drawn from the JISC Research Data Management projects.

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Funding bodies increasingly require plans to show that research data will be properly managed and shared, where appropriate.

This workshop will provide an introduction to data management and the range of activities and roles that should be considered when planning and implementing research projects.  Details of local support available and practical examples will also be provided.

This half day course, run on behalf of Staff Development Services at the University of Glasgow, provided an overview to data management and support available to University researchers.


This workshop will be for All JISC Managing Research Data Programme Projects as well as invited stakeholders. Workshop participants will analyse and evaluate the outputs and progress of the JISCMRD Programme. Workshop sessions will consider the guidance material, model data management plans, case studies and working infrastructure produced by the projects – where demos are appropriate they will be encouraged.

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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 one-day workshop will provide 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. This workshop is being offered in cooperation with the UK Data Archive.


The DCC ran two Tools of the Trade workshops in conjunction with the JISC MRD Progress Workshop. The first introduced users to the newly refined Data Asset Framework (DAF) toolkit and the second, held in cooperation with the University of London Computing Centre (ULCC), introduced users to the Assessing Institutional Digital Assets (AIDA) toolkit.