DCN Response to NIH Best Practices for Sharing Software

On behalf of the Data Curation Network (DCN), we appreciate the opportunity to provide input on the Best Practices for Sharing NIH Supported Research Software, Notice NOT-OD-24-005. The DCN has been an advocate for open and ethically shared data since our inception, and we are excited to see and support NIH’s continued efforts to provide…

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ARL and the DCN respond to NIST’s request for comments on the RDaF

This post is by Shawna Taylor, ARL Project Manager, and Mikala Narlock, Director of the DCN. Today the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Data Curation Network (DCN) jointly submitted a response to NIST’s request for comments on the Research Data Framework (RDaF), version 1.5. This version of the Framework was developed after gathering…

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DCN is Ready to Support Policies Resulting from OSTP Public Access Memo

The Data Curation Network (DCN) whole-heartedly applauds the recent Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) memo, Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research, which recommends federal funding agencies to develop policies for grant recipients that eliminates the 12-month embargo on publications and strengthens the requirements for research data management and sharing….

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DCN Responds to Cultural Proficiencies For Racial Equity: A Framework

The members of the Racial Justice Working Group of the Data Curation Network (DCN) as well as other DCN volunteers collectively submitted feedback on the on the draft of “Cultural Proficiencies For Racial Equity: A Framework,” created by the Joint ALA/ARL Building Cultural Proficiencies for Racial Equity Framework Task Force. The following is an excerpt…

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Data Curation Network releases new Strategic Framework 2022-2025

The Data Curation Network is proud to release our Strategic Framework (living document).  This three year “living” strategic framework outlines our vision for continued growth while further cementing our sustainability as a trusted and member-driven organization within the open research community. The Strategic Framework builds on the DCN’s Sustainability and Transition Plan (released Nov 2020),…

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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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New guide offers institutions a path toward public access for research data

Last week the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) released their “Guide to Accelerate Public Access to Research Data” to prompt campus discussions on how their institution might improve public access to data resulting from federally funded research and open science.  The Data Curation Network applauds this…

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DCN Responds to Publishers’ Repository Section Criteria or Features

The Data Curation Network has co-signed a statement by COAR that provided a response to “Data Repository Selection: Criteria that Matter,” a set of criteria or features proposed by a group of journals, journal publishers and scholarly communication organisations. We recognize that determining or recommending where data should be archived is a challenge for researchers,…

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DCN Responds to the US Request for Public Comment on Desirable Characteristics of Data Repositories

We’d like to share the Data Curation Network (DCN) response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy request for public comment on Draft Desirable Characteristics of Repositories for Managing and Sharing Data Resulting From Federally Funded Research posted January 17, 2020 as document 85 FR 3085 in the Federal Register. Our team,…