Data Curation – ​The encompassing work and actions taken by curators of a data repository or archive in order to provide meaningful and enduring access to research.


The mission of the DCN is to form and sustain:

A trusted community-led network of curators advancing open research by making data more ethical, reusable, and understandable.

Read more about our mission, vision, and the Data Curation Network.


Sustaining and guiding the DCN are an advisory board, a governance board, and DCN staff.


Learn more about the past and current happenings at the Data Curation Network through the publications and presentations from DCN members to national and international audiences.

Current Members

View the up-to-date list of partner institutions.

Become a Member

Membership in the DCN is open on an annual basis — learn about the benefits of joining our growing community as a partner institution.

Code of Conduct

The Data Curation Network (DCN) is a collaborative project that includes institutional representatives and curators from a range of institutions and organizations. These individuals represent a broad range of identities and backgrounds. This diversity is an asset to the project and to many collaborative projects. We abide by our Code of Conduct in all interactions.