Because good research needs good data

16th International Digital Curation Conference

The 16th edition of the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) will take place on 19th of April 2021 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK.

19 April 2021 |

Data quality and data limitations: working towards equality through data curation

The 16th edition of IDCC will focus on data quality and its impact on research output. Suggested topics include transparency in all aspects of data collection and assessment, data sovereignty, promoting diversity and inclusion in digital skills programmes, and the curation of misinformation.

Read the IDCC21 Call for Papers

Programme Format

IDCC21 will be a virtual event. We hope this will enable more people, from a broader community and geographical area to attend.

Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle, image by Tricia Malley & Ross Gillespie. Take a virtual tour of Edinburgh!

The programme will be condensed to one day as opposed to the customary two days. The main Programme will take place on Monday the 19th of April and will consist of keynote lectures, papers and lightning talks. We will also be hosting the IDCC Unconference on Tuesday, 20th of April.

IDCC21 Programme

IDCC21 will run in parallel with the RDA 17th Plenary Meeting, which will take place 20-22 April. The RDA Plenary is hosted by the Digital Curation Centre, UKRI and Jisc. The RDA Plenary will focus on global challenges for opening and sharing data.

Visit RDA 17th Plenary Web Pages


Deadline for submission of papers and lightning talks has now passed.

We are still accepting submissions for the posters track until 2nd of March 2021.

You are also invited to submit topics for discussion at the Unconference. Please email your suggestions to

Given the shorter time period and uncertainties over the conference format, we will not be inviting submissions for demonstrations and workshops.

Guidelines for Submission

Code of Conduct

We expect all participants to IDCC to adhere and agree by a set of rules that create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for all.

Code of conduct