The Data Curation Network has been active since 2016– and in the intervening years, we’ve learned a lot! About curation, about our profession, about ourselves, and about our community.
Following our transition from grant-funded to a sustainable, member-funded organization, we conducted a project retrospective in March 2022 to better understand what we did well, what we would do differently in hindsight, and where we’d like to see our community continue to grow. We recently published these findings in “The Art, Science, and Magic of the Data Curation Network,” available through the University of Michigan Press.
Join us on Thursday, June 15 from 12-1pm Eastern for a webinar and discussion about this report and our retrospective process. Members of the DCN’s Executive Committee, Jake Carlson, Lisa Johnston, and Mikala Narlock, will share out on the work we’ve done as a community, in particular highlighting the foundational knowledge and previous work that led to some of our collective successes. We will share some of the ways we hope to see our community develop in the coming years and other research data challenges that might benefit from a cross-institutional approach. We’ll round out the presentation, leaving time for discussion, with an overview of the retrospective process we utilized.
The presentation will be recorded and shared alongside slides following the event. Please join us for this exciting discussion!