The DCN CURATE steps are used by curators in the Data Curation Network each time we curate a dataset. This adds consistancy to our work, while also allowing for differences in data type and domain. Each steps comes with a detailed checklist for the specific actions. These are works in progress.
Additional Tools created by DCN Members
Data Curation Software Tools List (DCN, 2018) A crowdsourced list of tools helpful in the practice of data curation. This list was developed by members of the DCN during our First Annual All Hands Meeting in July, 2018, and this list is intended to be a living resource.
Dryad Guide to Opening Files A wiki page documenting various file types and how to work with them. This page was created by the Dryad Digital Repository.
Ebook: Curating Research Data: A handbook of current practice
(ACRL Press, 2017). A free ebook detailing the sequential actions that
you might take to curate a data set from receiving the data (Step 1) to
eventual reuse (Step 8). Notably, this handbook includes 35 case
studies from practitioners based at an international array of general,
disciplinary, and institutional data repositories.
Software Curation: Johns Hopkins Libraries Data Management Services Resources for Research Software include: A Toolbox for Curating and Archiving Research Software for Data Management Specialists and online training modules on Planning for Software Reproducibility and Reuse.