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  1. 1. What the DCC can do for you? Marieke Guy Digital Curation Centre m.guy@ukoln.ac.uk This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 UK: Scotland License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/scotland/ ; or, (b) send a letter to Creative Commons, 543 Howard Funded by: Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA. DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast
  2. 2. Data Management Strategy Five components: •Policy •Advocacy •Planning •Tools •Training DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast
  3. 3. Data Management Planning • Data management planning is a growing requirement from funders, publishers and HEIs, in the UK and internationally • Supportive of good research practice, according to RCUK • A cross-cutting activity involving multiple stakeholder types (researchers, librarians, IT managers, support staff) DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast
  4. 4. Support offered by the DCC Institutional Assess data catalogues needs Workflow assessment Pilot RDM tools Develop DAF & CARDIO DCC assessments Guidance support support team and training and services RDM policy Advocacy to senior development management Customised Data Make the case Management Plans …and support policy implementation DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast
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  6. 6. DCC Web site • Definitions of digital curation, glossary, reasons why to curate, FAQs etc. • History of DCC, staff etc. • News, blog • Events • Resources • Training • Project work • Institutional Engagements • Tools catalogue DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast
  7. 7. DCC Events • Roadshows • International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) • Research Data Management Forum (RDMF) • Workshops and training • Presentations at external events DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast
  8. 8. DCC Resources • Briefing Papers, How-to Guides • Curation Reference Manual, Curation Lifecycle Model • Policy and legal • Data Management Plans • Case studies • Repository audit and assessment • Standards • Publications and presentations • Curation journals, Informatics research DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast
  9. 9. DCC Tools DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast
  10. 10. Four DCC Tools DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast
  11. 11. DCC Tools: DAF • What are the characteristics of research data assets? – Number? – Scale? – Complexity? – Dependencies? – Liabilities? www.data-audit.eu • Why do researchers act the way they do with respect to data? • What do they need to do research? DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast
  12. 12. DCC Tools: CARDIO Collaborative Assessment of Research Data Infrastructures & Objectives An online tool for departments or research groups to identify and communicate their current data management capabilities and identify options for enhancement using a dedicated knowledge base. CARDIO emphasises a collaborative, consensus-driven approach, and enables benchmarking with other groups and institutions. http://cardio.dcc.ac.uk/ DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast
  13. 13. DCC Tools: CARDIO • How well does an institution (or department, School, etc.) manage its data? • Depends on: – Finances – Technology – Policy management – Organisational will • Demands acknowledgement of multiple perspectives DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast
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  15. 15. DCC Tools: DMP Online • The DCC's web-based data management planning tool • Plans can be built and edited to reflect the requirements of the major UK funders • Contains guidance and links to resources for researchers and data professionals. www.dcc.ac.uk/dmponline DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast
  16. 16. DCC Tools: DRAMBORA • DRAMBORA is an audit methodology and tool for identifying and planning for the management of risks • These risks may threaten the availability and/or usability of content in a digital repository or archive. www.repositoryaudit.eu DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast
  17. 17. DCC Tools: DRAMBORA • A variety of risk factors, both internal and external, affect the management of digital research data • Risks can be tangible (fire/flood) or intangible (accidental data loss leading to reputational impact) • They may exist in isolation, or lead to other risks if not adequately managed DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast
  18. 18. Policy (i) The DCC has a number of guidance resources related to research data policy. We can guide institutions on their requirements to manage/share data, and offer practical steps to help them develop data policies by: -Providing templates and examples to demonstrate what aspects could be incorporated into a data policy; -Coordinating / contributing to meetings of relevant stakeholders to ensure all activities and perspectives are addressed; -Reviewing and feeding back on draft policies; -Assisting with communications to launch and implement the policy. DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast
  19. 19. Policy (ii) Benefits of developing a data policy: -Compliance with funder guidelines, e.g. the EPSRC expectation that HEIs have a RDM roadmap in place by May 2012, and be fully compliant by May 2015; -Assuring the good conduct of research in line with Research Integrity guidelines (see RCUK & UKRIO docs); -Clarity for researchers and demonstrable institutional commitment for RDM; -The prestige of joining a small but growing group of leading institutions with a data policy: www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/policy-and-legal/institutional- data-policies DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast
  20. 20. Strategy (i) We offer a half-day workshop in which key stakeholders from an institution (e.g. librarians, senior IT staff, research administration, repository staff, researchers, etc) convene to discuss and develop an institutional strategy for RDM. Benefits: -Coherence across service providers and agreed direction for RDM services; -Ability to reference strategy /commitment to RDM (the University of Oxford policy may be a useful example of this - www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rdm); -A move towards more efficient management of data. DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast
  21. 21. Strategy (ii) Through practical breakout sessions, senior DCC staff can lead and mediate discussion to help the institution determine its priorities and define practical next steps. These might include the development of infrastructure (e.g. data repositories), new services (e.g. DMP support), policy development, improved guidance or data management training provision. Suggested actions will depend on gaps/areas for improvement as perceived by the institution. DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast
  22. 22. Training (i) We offer a variety of training courses: -DC101 introduction to data management -Tools of the Trade courses which give practical overviews and hands-on exercises using DCC tools -Train-the-Trainer, which equips information professionals to teach RDM courses. Generic training materials are available online, and hardcopy packs can be produced. DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast
  23. 23. Training (ii) The DCC can: -Run courses, tailoring content to institutional needs; -Assist in the development of online learning materials (screencasts, audio-synced slides); -Develop resources such as guidance documents, case studies and manuals. Key benefits of training provision are: -Improved data management capacity; -The opportunity to profile and raise awareness of institutional support services. DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast
  24. 24. Other services... CARDIO Used at research group or department level to assess activity and data management infrastructure and contribute to an institution-wide view Data Asset Framework DAF is a structured mechanism used to identify what data exists and understand how research data are being managed and shared Customised DMP We can work with you to develop an institution-specific instance of DMP Online for developing data management plans that fit funder requirements before and after an award of grant Policy development We can assist in the development of institutional policy Workflow assessment Using tested methodologies we can analyse current research data workflows Training We can train people in the use of many of the above tools and in generic skills such as data quality assessment Costing We can assist with the development of costing and pricing for data management services Risk management Working with you to identify risks in current or planned research data management practice, we will make recommendations on mitigation and the elimination of those risks Institutional data We can recommend options for exposing metadata about your research data via CRIS systems, repositories, or a mix of these catalogues DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast
  25. 25. DCC Institutional Engagements DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast
  26. 26. Recap: support offered by the DCC Institutional Assess data catalogues needs Workflow assessment Pilot RDM tools Develop DAF & CARDIO DCC assessments Guidance support support team and training and services RDM policy Advocacy with senior development management Customised Data Make the case Management Plans …and DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast support policy implementation
  27. 27. Further Assistance • Help desk: 0131 651 1239 • Email: info@dcc.ac.uk • Web site: www.dcc.ac.uk DCC Belfast, Queen’s University, 7 June 2012 #dcc_belfast

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