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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…

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Now Available: DCN Retrospective Report

We are excited to share that our open access retrospective report is now accessible through Michigan Publishing Services! You can read “The Art, Science, and Magic of the Data Curation Network: A Retrospective on Cross-Institutional Collaboration” now. The open access version is available to use now. Physical copies will be made available for purchase later…

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Trust-based Structures of Collaboration

Edit: The report is now available open access through Michigan Publishing Services. Our retrospective report will be published in just a few weeks! We’re incredibly excited to share it with you all, as we found the process to be rewarding: discussing the process of establishing the cross-institutional collaborations, our success and challenges, and our enabling…