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    Dcc Overview Eris Dcc Overview Eris Presentation Transcript

    • The Digital Curation Centre - Background Graham Pryor, Martin Donnelly & Sarah Jones
    • The DCC rationale
      • Build capacity, capability and skills in data curation across UK HE research
      • Support developing data curation practice within the UK HE community
      • Facilitate and promote an effective and self-sustaining community of practitioners
      • Support the JISC research data management programme
    • What is the DCC - what do we do?
      • The UK’s centre of excellence in digital curation and preservation
      • A trusted broker of data curation knowledge, experience and resources within the HE community
      • Run events to increase stakeholder awareness and promote good practice – e.g. themed workshops, regional data roadshows, annual conference, Research Data Management Forum…
      • Provide training for research data service and support staff, researchers and curation practitioners – e.g. DC101, Tools of the Trade, Train the Trainer courses…
    • Four functions, four activity areas
      • Functions:
      • Observatory
      • Outreach
      • Innovation
      • Support JISC
      • Activities:
      • Resources
      • Advocacy
      • Community development
      • Training & professional development
    • Activity 1: Resources
      • Identify requirements and monitor, gather, and evaluate curation guidelines, information and new tools, functioning as a knowledge broker and trusted exchange
      • Build on existing resources and tailor them to specific user communities / needs such as JISC projects, researchers, data repositories
        • guidance on publisher, funder and legal requirements
        • data management plans to help researchers in preparing grant applications
    • Activity 2: Advocacy
      • Identify, record and disseminate curation best practice
      • Promote best practice and knowledge transfer – directly and as a ‘matchmaker’ or clearing house
      • Promoting the value of curation to Research Councils and HEI senior management
    • Activity 3: Community Development
      • Observe and monitor practitioner activity to inform new partnerships and networks
      • As facilitator and catalyst enable the pro-active engagement of stakeholders with critical issues
      • Promote domain-specific methods, tools and templates
      • Supporting our user communities by building on existing strands of activity
        • RDMF as a forum for data managers
        • Links with research groups developed through eCrystals, SCARP, MESSAGE and Data Asset Framework
        • Annual review of cutting edge in curation at International Digital Curation Conference
    • Activity 4: Training & Development
      • Evaluate new curriculum development initiatives and pedagogic approaches through engagement with partners and professional bodies
      • Deliver curation training courses and enable access to learning resources
      • Further development of DC101 suite of courses
        • Online training course planned
        • Data management training for PhD students
        • Joint practitioner / researcher courses with Digital Preservation Training Programme (with U. London Computer Centre)
    • Existing DCC tools
    • Data Management Plans
      • Have researched key UK funder requirements and developed content checklist based on benchmarking and consultation approach
      • http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resource/curation-policies/
      • Currently scoping requirements for an online tool to help researchers customise plans based on their context and complete according to best practice
    • Data Asset Framework
      • Tool to help identify data – can help with ingest
      • Assessment of data management practices – found useful for outreach / building relationships
      • Can help scope researchers’ needs for support – suggested as requirements gathering tool for JISC 07/09 data infrastructure projects
      • Risk-management methodology for repositories
      • Customisable online reporting tool
      • Can help to validate current and planned work
      • A link in the preservation workflow chain
    • Useful resources for repository managers
      • DIFFUSE standards frameworks
      • http://www.dcc.ac.uk/diffuse/
      • Curation Manual
      • http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resource/curation-manual/chapters/
      • Research Data Management Forum (RDMF)
      • http://www.dcc.ac.uk/data-forum/
    • Thank You
      • Further questions and follow-up…
      • ERIS project
      • http://eriscotland.wordpress.com/about/
      • [email_address]
      • Digital Curation Centre
      • http://www.dcc.ac.uk/
      • [email_address]