Because good research needs good data

Data Scientists

Whether your research interest is in developing technologies, standards and services to support digital research, or in understanding the social shaping of data infrastructures; DCC can help you monitor the emerging key issues and trends by synthesising recent projects and reports. The Curation Reference Manual is a peer-reviewed outlet providing you with state-of-the-art reports on key curation themes.

We can help you find and publish research in curation and related fields through the International Journal of Digital Curation. We regularly report on new research outputs in our blog and news, while our publications page lists recent DCC outputs and presentations. The Tools Catalogue is a community-maintained information source including, for example, standards for data description and documentation, also the subject of Standards Watch papers.

DCC case studies and Interviews relate community experiences of dealing with curation, from small-scale scholarship to data-intensive and inter-disciplinary science. Case studies often deal with ethical, legal and social aspects of research data curation. We also summarise current legal guidelines in briefings and can direct you to appropriate resources, including JISC guidelines on the applicability of Freedom of Information to research data.

We also host events and provide forums ranging from the Research Data Management Forum, annual International Digital Curation Conference to the DCC Associates list.

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