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Research Data MANTRA course

Research Data MANTRA course

8th International Digital Curation Conference #idcc13 IDCC brings together those who create and manage data and information, those who use it and those who research and teach about curation processes. Our view of ‘data’ is a broad one – video games and virtual worlds are of just as much interest as data from laboratory instruments or field observation. Whether the information originates in the arts, humanities, social or experimental sciences the issues faced are cross-disciplinary. Digital curators maintain, preserve, and add value to digital information throughout its life, reducing threats to its long-term value, mitigating the risk of digital obsolescence, and enhancing the potential for reuse for all purposes. If you are a curator, if you teach or train future curators, or if you depend on them for your work, IDCC is for you. There will be a programme of workshops on Monday 14 January and Thursday 17 January, the main conference will run from 15-16 January 2013 Accommodation Registration Conference registration fees N.B. Register now

Providing Social Science Data Services: Strategies for Design and Operation Instructor(s): Bobray Bordelon, Princeton University Jane Fry, Carleton University Ron Nakao, Stanford University This five-day workshop is being offered to individuals who manage or support local services for ICPSR and other research data for quantitative analysis. Those who should attend include anyone who is new to providing social science data services, who is seeking to revitalize an existing service, or who is looking to refresh and expand on previous knowledge. We believe that this workshop will also be useful to those outside the social sciences who are responsible for providing access to research data in other domains. An important component of this workshop will be the collaboration and networking opportunities offered to the participants. This workshop is organized around four data service areas: collections; users; access; and preservation. Note: This is not a course in statistical analysis and attendees are not expected to know how to use statistical software.

UK Institutional data policies For many institutions, effective research data management requires formal policy for support and guidance. Some will take the view that existing policies on such matters as records management or library collecting policies are sufficient; others will amend such policies to specifically address research data; and others will create new policies to address the roles and responsibilities of institutions and the researchers who work with them. The DCC is collecting examples of explicit policies on research data and examples of existing policies amended to encompass research data. If you are looking to create your own policies, you are likely to find these examples useful. Policies from non-UK institutions appear in the policy guidance page. Get in touch if your institution has a data policy and we'll add the details. If you're planning to develop an institutional policy or strategy, attend a DCC regional roadshow to get an idea of how we can help you develop it, cost it or implement it.

Curating and Managing Research Data for Re-Use Instructor(s): Louise Corti, UK Data Archive at University of Essex Jared Lyle, ICPSR Veerle Van den Eynden, UK Data Archive at University of Essex This five-day workshop is for individuals interested or actively engaged in the curation and management of research data, in view of data sharing and reuse, particularly data librarians, data archivists, data producers and stewards with responsibilities for data management. The course will assist individuals working with research data to apply efficient curation practices to ensure the usability, quality and safekeeping of data resources. This workshop will explore and apply the concepts and benefits of life cycle principles for data curation, from selecting and preparing data for archiving to optimizing and promoting data for reuse. Participants will leave with knowledge and experience of how to review, assess, manage, curate, and promote data collections for long-term preservation and access. Fee: Members = $1500; Non-members = $3000

Developments in Research Funder Data Policy | Jones Developments in Research Funder Data Policy Sarah Jones 2012, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 114-125 doi:10.2218/ijdc.v7i1.219 Abstract This paper reviews developments in funders’ data management and sharing policies, and explores the extent to which they have affected practice. Full Text: PDF Science as an open enterprise - Report 21 June 2012 The Spanish Cucumber E. Coli. This genome was analysed within weeks of its outbreak because of a global and open effort; data about the strain’s genome sequence were released freely over the internet as soon as they were produced. The Science as an open enterprise report highlights the need to grapple with the huge deluge of data created by modern technologies in order to preserve the principle of openness and to exploit data in ways that have the potential to create a second open science revolution. Exploring massive amounts of data using modern digital technologies has enormous potential for science and its application in public policy and business. Areas for action Six key areas for action are highlighted in the report: Videos Professor GUO Huadong, President of CODATA - the International Council for Science's Committee on Data for Science and Technology

Managing Research Data Programme 2011-13 The management of research data is recognised as one of the most pressing challenges facing the higher education and research sectors. Research data generated by publicly-funded research is seen as a public good and should be available for verification and re-use. In recognition of this principle, all UK Research Councils require their grant holders to manage and retain their research data for re-use, unless there are specific and valid reasons not to do so. Research data can also be the subject of requests under Freedom of Information legislation or Environmental Information Regulations. Not all the drivers for improved management and sharing of research data are ‘top-down’, however. Aims JISC considers it a priority to promote and support good research data management and sharing for the benefit of UK Higher Education and Research. The Managing Research Data Programme will have the following components: These activities will be complemented by work:

Managing Research Data Programme 30 ans de politiques d’Information scientifique 1982-2012 : 4ème Journée nationale du Réseau des URFIST 22 juin 2012 L’Association du Réseau des URFIST (Unités régionales de Formation à l’Information scientifique et technique) vous convie à la 4ème Journée nationale du Réseau des URFIST sur le thème « 30 ans de politiques d’Information scientifique 1982-2012 » le 26 novembre 2012. Où en sommes-nous aujourd’hui de la politique nationale de l’IST ? Sous le vocable d’Information Scientifique et Technique, on entend aussi bien les données de la recherche que l’infrastructure qui les supporte. Un regard rétrospectif sur l’histoire de l’information scientifique et technique depuis une cinquantaine d’années montre que celle-ci a toujours été au triple croisement de la science, de la technologie et du politique. Introduction par Michel Roland, Président de l’Association du Réseau des URFIST, responsable de l’Urfist de Nice-PACA-Corse Avec les interventions de : Denis Varloot, ancien Directeur de la DBMIST au Ministère de l’Education nationale, fondateur des URFIST en 1982 Lundi 26 novembre 2012

Appel à communications pour la 4e conférence internationale de “Document numérique et Société” 2 juillet 2012 La 4e conférence internationale de “Document numérique et Société” aura lieu à Zagreb en Croatie, les 29-30 avril 2013. Le thème de la conférence : “Diversification et renouvellement des médiations“. La date limite de soumission des propositions est le 31 juillet 2012. Toutes les informations sur le site : Ci-dessous un extrait de l’appel à communications : “Depuis 2006, la conférence « Document numérique et Société » s’est donnée pour mission d’apporter des éclairages sur les dimensions économiques et sociétales de la notion de « document numérique » à travers l’observation de la boucle reliant la production à la réception, de l’analyse de l’offre à celle des usages. La quatrième conférence qui se tiendra 29 et 30 avril 2013 à l’Université de Zagreb (Croatie) se donne plus spécifiquement pour objectif d’examiner les évolutions en phase avec le développement sociotechnique du web habituellement défini selon trois couches : Imprimer ce billet