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Digital Curation Centre Pipeline Newsletter | November 2015

What we learned this month

Are you a developer? Come work with us!
The Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) at the University of Glasgow (and one of DCC’s partner institutions) is looking for a new developer. You would be responsible for developing a number of applications relating to research data management and curation, for example DCC's flagship DMPonline tool. For more details go to the University of Glasgow website. The reference number for this vacancy is 011641 and the closing date is 6 December 2015.
We have received over 50 paper submissions to the conference, the highest number for some years. The papers are currently in review and all authors should hear about the status of their submissions in early December. Registration will be opening soon - we hope to see you in Amsterdam next February.
DCC training
We now offer private training tailored to the needs of individual organisations, alongside our popular training events. If this might be of interest to your organisation, please fill in this form and we will be in touch shortly. Also, see below for details of our upcoming courses:
Professor Andrew Blake to become Director of Alan Turing Institute
University of Edinburgh’s Informatics alumnus, Professor Andrew Blake, has become the first Director of the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science, established earlier this year. The Alan Turing Institute is a joint venture between the founding partners, the universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, University College London (UCL), Warwick and the EPSRC. Andrew says: "The Alan Turing Institute aims to break new boundaries in the design of algorithms for analysing data. I am delighted that I will be working so closely with former colleagues and alumni from the University of Edinburgh and the other partner organisations."

Resource of the month

DMP Assistant
The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) has launched DMP Assistant, a bilingual tool for preparing data management plans. The tool makes use of DMPonline code and adapts it to the Canadian context. The work was led by the University of Alberta with colleagues from the University of Montreal who created bilingual content. The enhancements to the tool have been shared and are improving the main DCC-hosted instance of the tool, DMPonline. A great example of how collaboration benefits all. 

Future events

Open Access to Research Data
Attend this Westminster Briefing event to understand potential future changes to requirements for open access to research data and examine the impact on institutions.  
“Visible data, invisible infrastructure” is the theme of this upcoming DCC conference. The registration will open very soon, watch this space!
And finally...

Become the official #IDCC16 blogger or photographer
We are looking for an official blogger or photographer in exchange for a free delegate place. If you are interested, email Magdalena Getler by 14 December with information about your credentials and why you think you are the right person for either of these roles. 

DCC at CASRAI Reconnect 2015
The conference took place in Toronto on October 26-27 and gave us an opportunity to hear about ongoing global initiatives in improving the interoperability of research information and data. The programme featured talks from Cameron Neylon (Curtin University), Balviar Notay (Jisc), Anna Clements (University of St Andrews) who provided great overview of the work being piloted by the UK CASRAI working groups on open access and data management planning, and Mark Hahnel (FigShare) who offered some insights into what really motivates researchers to share their data. A highlight of the event was hearing from Chuck Humphrey and Kathleen Shearer about CARL Portage's launch of the DMP Assistant tool.

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