Digital Curation Centre: Digital Curation Webinars

The DCC runs a series of free, online training sessions covering a wide range of digital curation-related topics. These brief sessions will last for one hour and will provide participants with an introduction to some of the current issues, some examples of emerging good practice, and an overview of tools and approaches.

The webinars will run on the second Thursday of each month. The sessions will be run using Google+ Hangouts but participants do not need to have a Google account to take part. Please register for each session before 11:00 on the day of the session so that we can provide you with links to the slides following the session.

  • Customising DMPonline, 13th March 2014 *FULLY BOOKED*
  • Customising DMPonline, 10th April 2014 (16:00 GMT) – Register

About the session:

DMPonline is the DCC’s web-based tool to help researchers write Data Management Plans. They’ve recently released a new version of the tool which offers a lot of flexibility in terms of how institutions can customise it. You can create your own template to provide questions and guidance that researchers should respond to, add tailored guidance to help researchers answer funders questions, and provide examples and suggested answers. This webinar will demo the new version of DMPonline and profile the options available for customising the tool by showing examples from a number of early adopters.

Future topics will be announced as they are confirmed. If you have an idea for a webinar or would like to suggest a topic, please get in touch with the DCC.

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Looking After and Managing your Research Data

The Economic and Social Data Service will be holding a two day training event on the 26th and 27th April on data management:

This workshop will enable participants to develop an awareness of the knowledge and professional skills in this area. Our two-day workshop will cover presentations and interactive activities that focus on all kinds of social science data – quantitative and qualitative across the following seven areas of data management identified by the UK Data Archive:

  • ‘why share’ data and the benefits of good data management
  • data management planning for researchers and research centres
  • documenting and contextualising your data
  • formatting your data
  • storing your data, including data security, data transfer, encryption, and file sharing
  • ethics and consent
  • data copyright

This course is offered as part of the ESRC Advanced Training Network. These training courses offer social science postgraduates the opportunity to access high quality advanced training both within and outside of their home institution, whether in their own discipline, a particular research method, or in a different area of research in order to develop new skills and knowledge.

The course fee is £60 for UK-registered students; £120 for staff from UK academic institutions/research centres), ESRC funded researchers and UK registered charitable organisations. The course fee includes course materials, lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments.

Research Databases in the Humanities: Where Next?

Research Databases in the Humanities: Where Next? is a workshop taking place on the afternoon of 21st January in Oxford. The event is part of a JISC-funded project, SUDAMIH (Supporting Data Management in the Humanities), which aims to address a coherent range of requirements for the more effective management of data within the Humanities at an institutional level:

What are the issues that researchers in the Humanities face when compiling data, and how can technology help or hinder? The workshop will look at the ways in which humanities researchers build, maintain, and preserve databases, along with the processes currently in place to support such activities. It will consider what tools could be developed to support the creation and use of research data, how data from different sources might be linked, and, where relevant, the role that public or private cloud services might play.

This workshop is primarily interested in the processes of creating databases for humanities research, rather than project outcomes. As such it will be of interest to humanities researchers who are working with or considering developing research databases and who wish to stay abreast of the latest developments and opportunities. It is also likely to appeal to technologists involved in the provision of research services. We hope to provide a forum in which ideas can be exchanged and new approaches to humanities data illustrated.

Please go to the event page for further details and to book a place.