Because good research needs good data


It will be a busy Open Access week as usual with DCC colleagues involved in a number of events. As you’d expect, we’ll be presenting and answering questions on Research Data Management, Open Data, FAIR and DMPs.
Below is a list of the main events where you can catch up with us:

FOSTER Plus aims to contribute to a real and lasting shift in the behaviour of European researchers to ensure that Open Science (OS) becomes the norm. To this end, a key objective for the FOSTER project has been to develop a set of ten training courses targeted towards early career researchers.

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. 

From 3-7 July 2017, EUDAT is organising a Summer School to introduce early-career researchers to the principles and tools needed for careers in data science and data management. The week-long training course will be set in the stunning landscapes of Heraklion, Crete, and kindly hosted by FORTH.

The DCC is involved in a few European Commission funded projects at the moment, namely FOSTER, OpenAIRE and EUDAT. On each we're providing training and support about open data, data management planning and Horizon 2020.

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 Digital Curation Centre (DCC), Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and University of London Computer Centre (ULCC) are collaborating on a new survey to gain an updated view on digital archiving and preservation training needs across professional sectors and countries. Colleagues and/or friends who have an interest in digital archiving and preservation are invited to complete the survey available here until Friday 2 October 2015.

There have been a number of training courses in recent years to help reskill librarians for research data management. These courses raise awareness of reasons to manage and share data, identify good practices to follow, and point to available tools and support. Perhaps most importantly they build confidence and help librarians to see how their existing skills and knowledge are highly-relevant to supporting researchers with data.

The DCC is collaborating with a number of Jisc MRD projects to run a workshop on developing RDM training materials for research support staff.
The event will take place at the University of East London on 16th July.

Press release from Society of American Archivists June 27 2013
Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation, edited by Dr. Nancy Y. McGovern (the volume editor) and Dr. Katherine Skinner (the series editor), is the recipient of the Preservation Publication Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA).