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Applications Open and Date Announcement: Summit for Academic Institutional Readiness in Data Sharing (STAIRS)

Set your calendars – the Summit for Academic Institutional Readiness in Data Sharing (STAIRS) will be held August 5-6 2024 at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities! The STAIRS team is also delighted to announce that applications for the summit are open now through May 17, 2024. Interested participants can view a PDF version of…

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Expressions of Interest Open: RADS 2 and DCN Membership

The Data Curation Network and the members of the Realities of Academic Data Sharing (RADS) Initiative are pleased to announce the expansion of the RADS project to include additional institutions. The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the DCN are seeking five US-based academic libraries to join a research project focused on understanding the costs…

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RADS Updates: February 2024

The Realities of Academic Data Sharing (RADS) Initiative entered its second phase of funding in July 2023, thanks to support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Since that time the team has been hard at work, reviewing outputs of the first phase funded by the National Sciences Foundation, and preparing for the…

Recently Published OCLC Report: Building RDM Capacity

A new OCLC report “Building Research Data Management Capacity: Case Studies in Strategic Library Collaboration” explores how multi-institutional collaborations expand services for data sharing. Authors Rebecca Bryant, Brian Lavoie, and Amanda K. Rinehart conducted in-depth interviews with participants in three collaborative research data management efforts: the Texas Data Repository, Portage (now within the Digital Research…

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Building on a Stable Foundation: Evaluating our Membership Model

Since our launch as a member-funded organization in July 2021, the DCN has worked diligently  to continue expanding our membership. While we are very proud of that transition and view it as a success we have continued to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of our membership model. We recognize that we must balance the…

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The University at Buffalo Libraries joins the Realities of Academic Data Sharing (RADS) Initiative for continued work on research into institutional expenses for public access to research data

This post was authored by Shawna Taylor, Project Manager for the Realities of Academic Data Sharing initiative hosted at the Association of Research Libraries. Earlier this month, the DCN announced the continuation of the RADS Initiative, a collaborative project between the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the DCN investigating institutional expenses for public access to…

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The Association of Research Libraries, in collaboration with the Data Curation Network, receives an IMLS Grant to continue exploring research data sharing expenses

We are excited to announce that the Data Curation Network (DCN) will collaborate once again with the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) on examining institutional expenses for public access research data. The awarded Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant (LG-254930-OLS-23) will allow continuation and further development of the Realities of Academic Data Sharing…

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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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NIH-DCN Specialized Curation Workshop Recap

Last week, we had the pleasure to travel to Bethesda, Maryland, to offer a specialized data curation workshop. As part of a collaborative learning series between the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Data Curation Network, this workshop brought together individuals from across the United States, in particular institutions with limited curation support. This…