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Digital Curation Centre Pipeline Newsletter | June 2012


EPSRC roadmaps
DCC's partners, the University of Glasgow and the University of Bath have announced the publication of their EPSRC roadmaps. You can also view and download them on our website

Book chapter: Diversions and Distractions on the Path to Effective Research Data
We are pleased to hear that the chapter written by our Associate Director, Graham Pryor, has been accepted for publication in the ACS Symposium Series tentatively titled 'e-Science, Data Management, and Primary Data'. 

Video: Managing Research Data
We have recently produced a short documentary as an introduction to the issues of data management, and the role the DCC plays in helping researchers and HEIs in improving access to research data. We hope you like it!


DPC Planning Day: Assurance and Practice
The DCC and other members of the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) met recently in York, UK, to discuss possible approaches to repository audit involving peer-review. This was in response to member concerns that the more formal mechanisms, such as TRAC and ISO 16363, were too daunting as a starting point. In the meantime the DCC supports Drambora as a self-audit risk assessment tool; DANS's Data Seal of Approval is another widely respected approach for data repositories.

European Integration
A series of this month's events in Copenhagen provided a number of different perspectives on integration of research data at a European and global level. An OpenAIRE workshop on linking data and publications was followed by a conference organised by Nordbib, which established a strong connection between concerns about research data and the management of digital cultural heritage. Datacite also held its summer meeting there, along with the e-IRG (e-Infrastructure Reflection Group) and EUDAT (European Data Infrastructure), all connected with the final weeks of the Danish presidency of the EU.

London and Belfast roadshows
We have recently held two data management roadshows in London and Belfast. All presentations from both events are now available online. Our last roadshow will take place in Dundee in December - we will let you know the exact dates nearer the time. 

Workshop: Approaches to Research Data Management
On 23 May, the DCC's Sarah Jones spoke about the institutional engagements and DCC tools at the data management workshop held at the University of the West of England. All presentations are available online

DCC/Open Exeter Events
DCC's Joy Davidson and Sarah run two workshops in cooperation with the JISC-funded Open Exeter project on June 18-19. One of the workshops focussed on training PhD students and the other on research support staff. More information about the event is available online.


Visit from the Denmark's Electronic Research Library (DEFF)
On 21 May, the DCC welcomed a delegation from DEFF representing research librarians from Denmark. The purpose of the visit was to learn how the UK deals with the changing role of research libraries; and in our case, how the DCC is assisting preparations for research data management through its services and a programme of institutional engagements.

RIN Working Group on Information Handling
Thanks to recent funding from Hefce, DCC's Laura Molloy and Joy Davidson will continue to contribute to the work of the RIN Information Handling Working Group. The working group was set up in 2009 to act as a focal point for the discussion, promotion and taking forward of issues relating to the effective development of information-handling knowledge and training for researchers in higher education.


Open Repositories 2012
OR2012 is taking place in Edinburgh from July 9-13, co-organised by EDINA, the DCC and the University of Edinburgh Library. A key theme for this years conference is 'research data management and access', reflected in many of the workshops, papers and short presentations. For repository managers wanting to learn more about research data management, or data managers wanting to understand the role of repositories, OR2012 is a key event to attend. 

Institutional Repositories and Data Workshop - Roles and Responsibilities
Angus Whyte and Monica Duke from the DCC, in collaboration with members of the wider research data management community, are organising a workshop on institutional data repositories as part of Open Repositories 2012 (see above). The workshop includes short presentations from the UK and the US but the emphasis is on informal and open discussion. The workshop is on Monday, 9 July, and is free to attend, however registration to OR2012 is required. 

Patients Participate!
Monica Duke will be speaking about the DCC associated project Patients Participate! at Scholarly Outreach, Impact and Outcomes: The Sixth UCL Bloomsbury Conference 28-29 June 2012. The Bloomsbury conferences are organised in collaboration with the Pratt School of Information and Library Studies and are concerned with scholarly communication in the digital environment. Find out more and register for the event.

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