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Announcing the Participants in an NSF-Funded Incubation Workshop

As previously announced, the Data Curation Network is partnering Ithaka S+R to build sustainable “Data Communities” to facilitate data sharing and reuse. This spring, DCN representatives Jake Carlson, Joel Herndon, and Lisa Johnston and Ithaka S+R staff Dylan Ruediger and Danielle Cooper, will bring together a cohort of researchers and informational professionals for a two-day…

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Recap of RDA’s “Connecting the Dots on Curating for FAIR and Reproducible Research”

A guest post by DCN member Wanda Marsolek who warns, “For those of you who are looking for a recap like Roxane Gay’s Outlander recaps in Wired magazine, you’re in the wrong place.“ The Research Data Alliance (RDA) held their 18th Plenary in early November over a week’s span or four days (no Fridays, weekends,…

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RDA: Facilitating active communities of practice to address data challenges 

Guest post by DCN member Sarah Wright a Research Data & Life Sciences Librarian at Cornell University. I attended the Research Data Alliance (RDA) 18th Plenary Session held Nov. 3, 2021, and went to a session focused on communities of practice (CoPs) around data challenges. Panelists included representatives from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Community for…

Assistant Director Job Posting

Looking to advance open research through cross-institutional collaboration? The Data Curation Network (http://DataCurationNetwork.org) is hiring an Assistant Director to help lead our growing community of data curators that empower researchers to publish high quality data in an ethical and FAIR way. Since launching in 2016, the DCN has grown into a sustainable member-driven organization with…

Job posting: Project Manager

As part of our NSF research grant to research data sharing in academic institutions, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is recruiting a project manager will assist the research team in answering the following questions: Where are funded researchers sharing their data and what is the quality of that metadata How are researchers making decisions…

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Depositor satisfaction with curation services: Preliminary results

We wanted to share some results about how data depositors feel about the curation services they receive from our repository staff. In spring 2021, members of the Data Curation Network surveyed 568 researchers who had recently deposited data into one of 6 academic data repositories (see table 1). Our survey in Qualtrics asked respondents to…

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DCN guest edits a special issue in JeSLIB

The most recent issue of the Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB) Volume 10, Issue 3 (2021) focused on “Data Curation in Practice” and edited by members of the Data Curation Network (DCN) was just published. Special thanks to the JeSLIB editorial board for expertly shepherding us through this amazing process and to all the authors…

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Call for Proposals: Leveraging Data Communities to Advance Open Science

Deadline extended to October 1, 2021! Do you currently share data with a network of researchers in an informal or ad hoc way? Would your data community benefit from more organized data sharing? Ithaka S+R and the Data Curation Network invite proposals for researcher teams to participate in “Leveraging Data Communities to Advance Open Science.”…

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DCN collaborates with Association of Research Libraries (ARL) on National Science Foundation Award

The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and six universities involved in the Data Curation Network a $297,019 grant to conduct research, develop models, and collect costing information for public access to research data across five disciplinary areas. The Realities of Academic Data Sharing (RADS) Initiative (#2135874) will…

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New Release: “Centering Racial Equity in Data Curation” report to the Data Curation Network

Last summer at the 2020 All Hands Meeting, the Data Curation Network identified several community goals related to addressing racial justice and equity through our unique role as data curators, as well as increasing the inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) within our own community. After a successful RFP in fall 2020, our DCN Special…