|Digital Curation Centre Pipeline Newsletter | November 2012
International Digital Curation Conference | Amsterdam | 14-16 January 2013
The conference programme is almost complete. You can now see on our website a record list of 8 research papers and 26 practice papers that will be presented on day 2 of the main conference (16 January), and an exhibition of 48 posters and 4 demos that will run throughout the conference. Our most recent confirmed speaker is Dr Ewan Birney, Associate Director of the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute, who will be giving the opening keynote. Enjoy, and don’t forget to register… See you in Amsterdam in less than eight weeks!
Coming soon: How to Develop RDM Services
The forthcoming How to Develop RDM Services guide is coming hot on the heels of the JISC MRD meetings. We hope to release a first draft for comments before the benefits and evidence workshop on 29-30 November. We have also started to draft case studies to accompany the guide. Let us know if you have examples from your work that we should also include in the guide.
Data Management Planning in Denmark
We were pleased to be invited to a one-day symposium at the Statsbiblioteket, Aarhus, Denmark on 31 October, where DCC's Martin Donnelly joined colleagues from the Universities of Copenhagen and Aarhus and the Danish State Archives in discussing the benefits of, and drivers behind, good data management planning and practice. The event was well attended, with around 50 delegates travelling from across Denmark and Norway, and has led to ongoing discussions with our Danish and Norwegian colleagues as to how we might continue to collaborate in this area in the near future.
The DCC was really pleased to support the JISC MRD workshops in Nottingham and London. The presentations and session write-ups are being collated in the online programmes (links below). We will be writing up case studies on some of the approaches that were mentioned, so please continue to share your examples with us. Lots of suggestions were also made for other areas where the DCC could offer support in future. These have been all noted and are being considered in DCC's planning. Thank you all for your contributions!
RDM in Higher Education
On 25 October DCC's Sarah Jones presented on Research Data Management in Higher Education at the Inside Government Data Management Forum. This event brought together data managers from local government, the NHS, the Met office and the National Archives to discuss the challenges of managing data and meeting expectations for open access.
Data management planning in the health sciences
On 6 November Sarah presented at a seminar hosted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Data Management Planning for the health sciences. Aimed at researchers, the event was intended to help develop data management expertise in research. It also saw the formal launch of the School's Research Data Management Support Service, being developed with Wellcome Trust funding. A short event report is available on the HATII blog.
DCC's Monica Duke and Alex Ball attended the CODATA meeting: Open Data & Information for a Changing Planet, held in Taipei, Taiwan from 28 to 31 October. Alex gave a presentation on the DCC guide How to Cite Datasets and Link to Publications. This international meeting discussed several aspects of data sharing with a specific strand on data publications and a report from the CODATA Task Group on data citation. Slides are available on the conference website.
RUGIT (Russell Universities Group of IT Directors)
iPRES data citation tutorial
Our Director, Kevin Ashley, spoke on October 19 at a RUGIT workshop in Birmingham on research data management. Other speakers included Sean Duffy and Adam Tickell of the University of Birmingham and representatives from UCL and Bristol discussing their approaches to RDM services. The DCC brokered attendance by a representative of RLUK, and we look forward to working with both organisations on a proposed working group to achieve more joined-up services in this area.
Slides and associated materials from the Data Citation Tutorial given at iPRES 2012 conference in Toronto are now available to download from the DCC website.
Data clinic at the University of Northampton
Sarah and Marieke Guy had some great conversations with researchers at Northampton last month. They were trialling a 'data clinic' model to offer one-to-one consultations. You can read more about it on the DCC blog. Do you think this could also work at your institution? Let us know!
DCC Roadshow in Dundee: Institutional challenges in the data decade
The final regional data management roadshow will be held at the University of Dundee on 5 and 6 December. A draft programme is available on our website. We have a great line up of speakers including Professor Jason Swedlow, BBSRC's Innovator of the Year 2011, and Anna Clements, chair of the PURE UK User Group. Sign up now as places are filling up fast!