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Digital Curation Centre Pipeline Newsletter | September 2014

What we learned this month

Save the date: 12th Research Data Management Forum announced
The dates for RDMF12 have now been announced with the biannual event due to take place on 18 and 19 November 2014 in Leicester. The theme will be 'Linking Data and Repositories' and aims to have a mixture of plenary sessions and breakout groups, as well as plenty of opportunity for informal networking. Registration will open soon and a draft programme is shortly to be released but for now be sure to save the dates!

New EPSRC template in DMPonline
To help researchers to develop data management plans for EPSRC-funded projects, the DCC has recently released a new EPSRC template in DMPonline. Unlike other RCUK funders, the EPSRC does not require DMPs to be submitted as part of grant applications but it does expect that they will be in place as part of good research practice. Why not try out the tool to write a plan?

Dealing with Data at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh ran a Dealing with Data Conference this month to coincide with the launch of its Research Data Management services. University researchers presented to over 120 delegates from a range of disciplines and support services on many aspects of working with data, particularly research with novel methods of creating, using, storing, or sharing data. This event marks the end of just the first phase of work so it will be exciting to see what comes next.
Institutional Engagement updates - where are they now?
This month we catch up with the Research Data Management Librarian at the Open University, Isabel Chadwick, who fills us in on the progress made during the OU’s Research Data Management project and what is next on their agenda. Isabel’s blog post is now online.

New fellowships available
Our colleagues at the Software Sustainability Institute have another set of fellowships to award, worth £3,000. The money can be spent in a variety of ways, including conference attendance and running workshops or other events. Applications close on 1 October - more information about the fellowships can be found online.

RDRDS project at Repository Fringe
This summer, Alex spoke at the Repository Fringe 'unconference' in Edinburgh, advising repository managers on ‘Preparing for the UK Research Data Registry and Discovery Service’. The slides and script for the talk are available online and there’s also a full transcript on the Repository Fringe website.

EDINA’s Nicola Osborne has also written a guest blog post on the success of this year’s Repository Fringe which is now available online.

Resource of the month

Research Data Management Case Studies from LIBER
This summer LIBER's Scholarly Communication and Research Infrastructures Steering Committee produced and published 11 case studies on Research Data Management. The case studies include the University of Goettingen, UCL, TU Delft and the Universities of Oxford and Vienna; all of which can be downloaded individually.

Future events

10th International Digital Curation Conference
The theme for IDCC15 is "Ten years back, ten years forward: achievements, lessons and the future of digital curation". Be sure to save the date!
Research and Enterprise Network for Universities
Alex will give a presentation on the resources offered by the DCC to support research data management at the Autumn Workshop of the Research and Enterprise Network for Universities (RENU) - the new name for the Modern Universities Research Group (MURG).
3rd EUDAT Conference
Held in Amsterdam and co-loacted with the Research Data Alliance 4th Plenary Meeting, the 3rd EUDAT Conference will adderss topical themes in the area of data infrastructures. Alex will also be giving a presentation on metadata quality and research impact which will draw on lessons learned from the Jisc Research Data Registry and Discovery Service (RDRDS) development project.
Urban Big Data Centre inaugral workshop
The Urban Big Data Centre within the University of Glasgow's School of Social and Political Sciences is holding an inaugural workshop in conjunction with its official launch - See more at:
The Urban Big Data Centre within the University of Glasgow's School of Social and Political Sciences is holding an inaugral workshop in conjunction with its official launch this month.
iPRES 2014
The 11th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES 2014) will be hosted by the National Library of Australia this year - registration closes on 30 September.
And finally...

DCC during August
Alex gave a talk on the technical challenges of preserving computer-aided design at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists, the (US) National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators and the Society of American Archivists on 15 August in Washington, D.C. The slides and a transcript of his presentation, ‘Lost in Translation: Technological Views on Preserving CAD’, are available online.

Meanwhile Sarah and Joy presented at the 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Lyon, France on the subject of 'Big data: the potential role of research data management and research data registries' - slides from their talk are also online.

Welcome back Monica and Magdalena!
This month we welcome back Monica Duke and Magdalena Getler from maternity leave - Monica will be working Monday to Wednesday on a part-time basis and Magdalena will be officially back in the office early next month.

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