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The DCC has over ten years experience in delivering skills development for the higher education sector in all aspects of Research Data Management (RDM), Digital Curation, and RDM service development.
To further our mission of spreading awareness of good data management practice and policies, we provide dedicated training through workshops. We have conducted trainings in locations across the world as well as in the UK. Our trainers have extensive experience in skills development and in-depth subject knowledge. This stems from first-hand experience supporting high-quality data management around the world, while our wide breadth of knowledge also comes from our staff having various backgrounds including the physical and social sciences.
The DCC’s courses are specifically designed to meet the needs of a range of audiences. We can provide skills development targeted at data management professionals, librarians, IT specialists and researchers, from public or private sector organisations. Workshops can be conducted as a standalone engagement or as part of a consultancy packagewe mainly provide these through direct (private or on-demand) requests, equipping participants with the skills and knowledge they need to plan and carry out excellent data-led research. Either way, they typically take the form of one or two-day courses, sometimes half day, depending on the content being requested.
Training topics that we cover include:
- Principles of Research data management (RDM), including licensing
- Open research (science) and open data
- FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) principles
- Data management plans (DMPs), including an introduction to DMPonline
- Research data ethics and data protection
- Data selection and preservation
- Data sharing and repositories
- Delivering and building RDM services
If there are any other topics not listed above that you may like to learn about, please enquire and we shall see whether we can help you.
Occasionally, we also conduct public workshops that require registration, each time covering a different topic. These can be in various locations in Edinburgh, the UK or beyond. Please check back here regularly to see if there are any planned upcoming events.
Please note that our training is only available to groups and not to individuals on a one-to-one basis. We offer a lot of helpful resources available for individual users, including checklists about data management planning and licensing your research data. These guidance documents and reports can be found at https://dcc.ac.uk/guidance.
How to book?
If you are interested in one of our training modules, please complete our short enquiry form. This will enable our team to evaluate your training need and provide a bespoke quote.
Any other questions?
If you have any general training enquiries, contact DCC's Training Lead, Dominique Green by email email@example.com.
Contact our helpdesk by email firstname.lastname@example.org.