Because good research needs good data


Some places remain for the DCC Northeast England Roadshow in Newcastle upon Tyne, 23-24 April.

Registration is now open for the DCC Roadshow for the Northwest of England. The event is being organised in conjunction with The Library, University of Salford.

UK universities are increasingly developing strategies for research data management.

Dr Anne Alexander is Co-ordinator of the Cambridge Digital Humanities Network, a network of researchers at Cambridge who are interested in how the use of digital tools is transforming scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. The network 'sits' under the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge.

Registration is now open for the 6th Digital Curation Centre Roadshow: Institutional Challenges in the Data Decade which is being organised in conjunction with Cambridge Library. The roadshow takes place from 9th - 11th November 2011 in the Paston Brown Room, Homerton Conference Centre, Cambridge, CB2 2PH.

Registration for the DCC roadshow in Glasgow on 22nd-24th June is now open!
Earlier this month, the EPSRC announced its new data policy outlining that it expects all those institutions it funds to have developed a clear roadmap by 1st May 2012, and to be fully compliant with these expectations by 1st May 2015.

We held our first data management roadshow in Bath last week, bringing together IT directors, librarians, data managers and researchers to discuss the data challenge.Early feedback has been positive, with many people commenting they now feel better equipped to start addressing data management.Slides are available and Marieke Guy has produced a useful summary of day 2.

Programmes for the 3-day DCC roadshow have now been released, so take a look at the event page and see which day is relevant to you.

Day 1 is gives a general overview to the research data landscape.

Day 2 is targeted at senior managers who want to develop an institutional response to the data management challenge.