Because good research needs good data



Photo of gray kangaroo by Ivan Lojko
From mid-July to mid-September, the DCC’s Sarah Jones will be working remotely on placement with the Australian Research Data Commons.

The last two weeks have seen the first CODATA/RDA Research Data Science school in South America. We started the initiative in 2015, and after developing a curriculum to offer broad-based, introductory data skills to Early Career Researchers with a specific focus on those from Lower and Middle Income Countries, we ran our inaugural School at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy in August 2016. 

Research Data Netherlands partnership launched
Today 3TU.Datacentrum and Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) announced that they are launching the partnership Research Data Netherlands. With this coalition, which is open to other parties as well, the two data archives are joining forces in the area of sustainable data archiving.

Marieke and I were in Northampton earlier this week to run a 3 hour training session for librarians.
We've been really impressed with the work to emerge from the Jisc MRD programme and elsewhere so pulled together various aspects of the different courses. The course slides and an accompanying handbook (inspired by the Leeds RoaDMaP project) are available on the new RDM for librarians webpage.

The DCC is pleased to announce a number of new resources. The latest guide in our How-to series is:
How to Develop RDM Services - a guide for HEIs
The guide draws lessons from the Jisc Managing Research Data programmes and the DCC institutional engagements to outline the process of developing RDM services. It proposes eight components or processes to be supported: