Because good research needs good data



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From mid-July to mid-September, the DCC’s Sarah Jones will be working remotely on placement with the Australian Research Data Commons.

Over the past decade, data-intensive research and Open Science have become the norm.

It’s been a while (16 months in fact!) since the DCC held an RDMF, and we’ve had a few requests from the community to provide a space for discussing challenges and sharing lessons on providing research data support. Hot on the heels of a trial at IDCC in Melbourne, we’re going to bring back the RDMF in an unconference format.

The DCC is delighted to announce the release of the second of two policy-related outputs emerging from our collaboration with SPARC Europe.

The DCC is delighted to announce the first two outputs from our collaboration with SPARC Europe.

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, in collaboration with CODATA, Research Data Alliance (RDA) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), is organising a short course in the data science approaches and skills that are essential for 21st century research.

The DCC is pleased to announce that we are involved in an IMLS grant with the Data Curation Profiles team at Purdue University Libraries. 

The DCC is currently recruiting a systems developer to be based at the University of Glasgow. The post-holder will work on a number of application developments relating to research data management and curation within HATII’s portfolio of research projects.
The DCC delivers a number of online tools and services, including the Jisc Research Data Registry and Discovery Service and DMPonline. We also participate in several EC-funded projects such as 4C (Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation), so work will be varied in scope.

We're pleased to announce that the DCC has just launched a new and improved version of DMPonline, our web-based tool for creating Data Management Plans.
This new release marks a major progression in terms of usability. The evaluation showed that users had difficulties creating a mental model of how the tool worked. We’ve simplified the concepts behind the tool and responded to requests to shorten the DCC Checklist and ask funder questions directly.

Guardian Higher Education Network Blog post offering 'Seven rules of successful research data management in universities'