Category: conference session

IDCC15 session report: A Decade of Digital Curation

On day two of this year’s IDCC, CODATA Executive Director Simon Hodson chaired a plenary session on the topic of “A Decade of Digital Curation”, with an opportunity for reflection on where we’ve been, lessons learned, and how we…

IDCC15 session A2: Curation Infrastructure, Education and Training

Session A2 provided two analyses of the current priorities and workflows of researchers as they go about their research activity.  In both cases, the findings have potential use in improving institutional support for digital curation and research …

IDCC15 session A1: Institutional Research Data Management

A strong theme of IDCC 2015 was whether progress has been made in RDM over the last ten years.  Tuesday’s panel session A1, ‘Institutional RDM’ provided examples of progress made at specific institutions including limits, challenges, and variations in ambition of the RDM infrastructure in each case. All three case studies showed what can be achieved when motivated and resourceful staff are able to focus on the job of improving institutional RDM, and in two cases we saw the difference that can be made when institutional funds are invested in this important work.

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BoF at IDCC15: Building infrastructure for scientific data

The Birds of a Feather sessions were a new feature of the IDCC conferences introduced in 2015.  I attended the session on ‘Building Infrastructure for scientific data: Contrasting curation approaches across the lifecycle” in which practitioners compared notes on the tools they are providing for researchers to curate their data.  The aim of the session was explained by the conveners as “to bring people together to talk about succeses in building infrastructure and effectively engaging scientists in data curation and overcoming challenges”.

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