|Digital Curation Centre Pipeline Newsletter | October 2011
We are delighted to announce that some new and some familiar faces have joined the DCC in recent months to support our outreach in UK universities. Kerry Miller joins the team at Edinburgh, Marieke Guy at UKOLN in Bath and Kellie Snow at HATII in Glasgow. Kerry had a rapid introduction to DCC's work through attending the Oxford Roadshow in her first week with us. We're also pleased to welcome back Michael Day at UKOLN and Andrew McHugh at HATII, both of whom have worked with the DCC in the past.
Patients Participate! project launches the findings
After seven months the JISC-funded Patients Participate! Project is coming to an end. The findings will be launched on 18 October during the TalkScience@BL event at the British Library. Tracey Brown from the charitable trust Sense about Science will lead the discussion on Health in the Headlines: Making Sense of the Science? For more information about this event and how to sign up please follow the Talk Science link. The deliverables from Patients Participate! project will be available on the project blog.
RDMF7: Incentivising Data Management and Sharing
Registration is now open for this highly topical event, the seventh workshop of the Research Data Management Forum, which will take place on 2 and 3 November at the University of Warwick. Presentations and discussions will address a range of questions including: what are the enablers and barriers for sharing and reuse of research data? What should be the funders' role in motivating data sharing? Don't leave it too late and register now!
JISC Research Integrity Conference
Kevin Ashley and Liz Lyon ran a workshop at this event on institutional responses to funders' research data management requirements. The day brought together over 120 senior staff from universities across the UK as well as representatives of key funders. To learn more about this event use the #jiscres11 hashtag to pick up tweets; you can also find videos of the keynotes and much more at the JISC Resources Hub.
Dryad UK workshop: Data Sharing and the Dryad Data Repository
The Dryad UK project is drawing to a conclusion and the event on 12 September at Oxford University brought together some of the publishers involved, interested researchers and funding body representatives. The meeting gave DCC's Angus Whyte a final opportunity to gather opinion on criteria to use for a Dryad assessment framework, DCC's input to Dryad UK. This six month project in the JISC MRD programme has helped the US-based Dryad project make a bigger impact in the UK.
Supporting HEIs with data management
The institutional support we're providing with UMF funding is getting into full swing. Conversations have already started with the Universities of Salford, St Andrews, Glasgow, East Anglia and the Roslin Institute. If you're interested in working with us, please get in touch.
We do our best to make sure that our work programme develops in synergy with partners overseas to avoid unnecessary duplication, and to use the work of others where possible. To this end, we took advantage of the presence of Andrew Treloar from the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) (in the UK for The 2011 UK e-science All Hands Meeting in York) to do some in-depth planning. Earlier in the month, along with collegues from the UK Data Archive and JISC, we also spoke with visitors from SWITCH (Switzerland's NREN) about their plans to develop e-infrastructure for research.
Follow us on Twitter
You can get daily DCC updates via @digitalcuration on twitter, or follow @dccliveevents for live feeds from data management events. We also use the hashtag #ukdcc to aggregate DCC news and top stories from the data curation community worldwide.
The DCC roadshow continues to visit all the regions in the UK. Next is Cambridge on 9-11 November followed by Cardiff in December. The roadshows support HEIs in that region with advice and techniques for undertaking effective research data management, and also show how the DCC could work with you and your colleagues. Sign up now and join us in Cambridge.
7th International Digital Curation Conference
The programme committee has just made selections of papers to be presented at this year's conference in Bristol on 5-7 December. The authors have already been informed and the list is now available online. Workshops will be announced shortly thereafter.