What can the DCC do for you? Sheffield Roadshow


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A description of the ways in which the Digital Curation can work with institutions to improve research data management at institutional level. Delivered at the 2nd DCC roadshow, Sheffield, 2011-03-01

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What can the DCC do for you? Sheffield Roadshow

  1. 1. How can the DCC help you? Kevin Ashley Director, DCC [email_address]
  2. 2. Services & resources - overview <ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Online services </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><li>Frameworks, templates, policy </li></ul><ul><li>Dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Liaison </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Counselling </li></ul>
  3. 3. At all levels <ul><li>National & international </li></ul><ul><li>Subject groups </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Departments </li></ul><ul><li>Research groups </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals </li></ul>
  4. 5. Training <ul><li>DC 101 ( & lite) </li></ul><ul><li>For you, your contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Reuse and refactoring of material </li></ul><ul><li>Seek two-way exchange </li></ul>“ excellent : probably the best course I have been on since starting my role as an Informatics Liaison Officer”
  5. 6. Helpdesk <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Answers to questions about all aspects of our work </li></ul><ul><li>In-depth response, not time-critical </li></ul>
  6. 7. Tools <ul><li>Software & other </li></ul><ul><li>DCC-produced and external </li></ul><ul><li>For use in a variety of settings </li></ul><ul><li>Many with examples of use </li></ul>
  7. 8. Audit/Assessment Benefits: Prioritisation of resources Capacity development and planning Efficiency savings – move data to more cost-effective storage Manage risks associated with data loss Realise value through improved access & re-use Scale: Departments, institutions
  8. 9. Tools to aid planning http://www.dcc.ac.uk/dmponline
  9. 10. Tools – database archiver <ul><li>Generic s/w tool to capture changes to data & schema </li></ul><ul><li>Compact representation of differences in XML </li></ul><ul><li>Allows reconstruction of arbitrary past state </li></ul>Soon to be available in the cloud!
  10. 11. Events <ul><li>Research Data Management Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted at data managers, practitioners </li></ul>DCC Roadshows International Conference Effecting institutional change in data management Forum for research in curation 6th DCC / RIN Research Data Management Forum Planning for research data management: meeting funder imperatives Leicester: May 5 th – May 6th
  11. 12. The sixth DCC / RIN Research Data Management Forum Planning for research data management: meeting funder imperatives Venue : University of Leicester, John Foster Hall, Oadby campus Dates : 16:30 on Thursday 5th May to 16:00 on Friday 6th May 2011 Winning the grant and delivering the plan: a researcher’s view of data management plans as enablers or barriers. The challenge for institutions 2: the impact on resourcing and supporting the research data management plan. The challenge for institutions 1: data management planning and the research strategy. Research funder requirements for data management planning. Expectations, judgements and measurement. What everyone wants – identifying the key features of an institutional service to support compliance with research data management plans. The emergence of research information systems and the management of research outputs. The Incremental approach: practical guidance and training to facilitate the research data management plan. New directions for DMP Online at home and abroad.
  12. 13. Curation Reference Manual Briefing Papers Case Studies “ How-to” guides FAQs Standards Watch
  13. 14. Liaison & collaboration <ul><li>Bridging between research, IT, libraries, archives, records managers,…. </li></ul><ul><li>Common aims, different language </li></ul><ul><li>We can help with dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>We can collaborate in more depth on projects, training, policy development, costing, implementation, dissemination, … </li></ul>
  14. 15. Targeted follow-up <ul><li>Each institution has different needs </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll contact you to establish what yours are </li></ul><ul><li>Work in more depth where benefit maximised </li></ul><ul><li>Specific assistance with shift to cloud </li></ul>
  15. 16. OVER TO YOU