Digital Curation Centre
Digital Curation Centre Pipeline Newsletter | August 2012


Submission of papers to IDCC13
IDCC11: Drinks reception, SS Great Britain, 05.12.11
Important Dates
  • NEW: Final date for the submission of research papers for peer review, and practitioner paper abstracts, has been extended to 30 August!
  • 21 September 2012: Final date for the submission of workshop proposals.
  • 30 November 2012: Final date for the submission of abstracts for poster/ demos.

The theme for the 8th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC), taking place in Amsterdam 14-16 January, is: Infrastructure, Intelligence, Innovation: driving the Data Science agenda. The IDCC13 Programme Committee invites submissions that reflect our conference topic. Find out more at: and

Data citation in public health research
The DCC will soon start working with the Wellcome Trust, which is representing the worldwide Public Health Research Data Forum, on a short study relating to data citation in the public health research. The report will be also available to the public. 

Disciplinary checklist for planning research data management
Astronomers at Heidelberg University, Germany's leading research university and one of the oldest universities in Europe, have developed a disciplinary checklist for data management planning inspired by the DCC's work in this area. The DCC has consistently supported tailored disciplinary approaches to data management, with tools and policies expressed in language and technical terms that will be well-received by their audience. The full text (in English) of an article describing this work can be found at


DCC at IFLA 2012 Helsinki
DCC's Marieke Guy and Sarah Jones have co-presented a paper with Maggie Pickton of the University of Northampton at IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Helsinki. Slides from the presentation Leading from the library: Research Data Management at the University of Northampton are now available online.

iPres 2012
The ninth annual conference on digital preservation, iPres 2012, will be held at the University of Toronto, Canada, from October 1 to 5, 2012. The DCC's contribution includes
presenting a tutorial on Data Citation and a workshop on Building Capacity for Research Data Management. For more details and to register online visit:


JISC MRD Programme Progress Workshop
DCC staff are assisting with a progress workshop for JISC's Managing Research Data programme on 22 and 23 October in Nottingham. The event will be used to improve a forthcoming DCC 'How-To' guide on setting up an institutional research data management service. If you have done work on RDM service models that you haven't yet made public or you think we may not be aware of, then we would like to hear about it.


CODATA International Conference: Open Data and Information for a Changing Planet
DCC's Monica Duke and Alex Ball will be presenting on data citation at the CODATA Biennial meeting to be held in Taipei at the end of October 2012. CODATA is an interdisciplinary Scientific Committee of the International Council for Science (ICSU), which works to improve the quality, reliability, management and accessibility of data of importance to all fields of science and technology.

Managing the Material: Tackling Visual Arts as Research Data
The Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) in conjunction with the DCC, and through the JISC-funded KAPTUR project would like to invite Information Managers, Research Data Managers, Librarians, and other UK higher education staff or researchers with an interest in managing visual arts research data to this event taking place in London on 14 September. To register visit:

NSF data quality workshop
DCC's Director, Kevin Ashley will be contributing to a National Science Foundation workshop on data quality, which will be held in Washington in mid-September.

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