Upcoming Workshops

2023
April 12-13, 2023
Specialized Data Curation Workshop
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

This is part of the Data Curation Network / NIH Event series.

This workshop is specifically geared towards institutions that have limited curation support. We invite applications from solo librarians and data stewards, researchers, domain-repository curators, and less experienced professionals. We also invite applications from individuals at minority serving institutions, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions and members of historically oppressed communities.

Past Workshops

DCN Workshops

October 26-27, 2022

Specialized Data Curation Workshop University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

This free two-day training session, uses the CURATE(D) workflow as a training foundation, and will bring together library data specialists, discipline and functional experts in a peer-to-peer learning environment for data curation.

Virtual Workshops
November 15, 2022, 1-4pm

Applying the CURATE(D) Model for Data Curation Virtual, Recording now available! You can also view attendee materials.

This is part of the Data Curation Network / NIH Event series.
This workshop, geared toward researchers and information professionals, will provide an overview of curating research data through the Data Curation Network’s CURATE(D) model. During this half-day learning opportunity, attendees will:

-Increase their understanding of data curation practices to make data more Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR).
-Apply the CURATE(D) model to a data deposit.
-Meet like-minded colleagues who are interested in developing or enhancing curation practices at their institutions.

This will be an interactive workshop with breakout rooms and small group activities. Attendees will need access to appropriate technology (computer, microphone, webcam, speakers/headphones, web browsers, high speed internet) and come prepared to participate.

July 19, 2022
Slides ; Recording
Towards Authenticity: Critical Appraisal of Data Management Plans
Sponsored by NIH/NLM
This is part of the Data Curation Network / NIH Event series.


2017-2019, IMLS Grant Funded

November 5-6, 2019
Specialized Data Curation Workshop #3, WashU, St. Louis, MO
Sponsored by IMLS and Washington University in St. Louis

  • 28 attendees
  • 1.5 day format
  • 5 data types explored
  • Primers authored from this workshop cohort are in development.

October 18-19, 2019
DCN Curate Model, Canadian Data Curation Forum, Hamilton, ON
Sponsored by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries’ Portage Network in collaboration with McMaster University Library

  • 22 attendees
  • 3 hour format
  • 1 data type explored

April 17-18, 2019
Specialized Data Curation Workshop #2, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Sponsored by IMLS and Johns Hopkins University


October 17-18, 2018
Specialized Data Curation Workshop #1, DLF 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Sponsored by the IMLS and hosted in conjunction with the Digital Library Federation Forum (DLF)


July 24-25, 2018
DCN Curators’ Workshop, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Sponsored by the Sloan Foundation and hosted in conjunction with the 2018 DCN All Hands Meeting

  • 21 DCN Data Curators
  • 1.5 day format, flipped classroom style (webinar lecture before in person session), 4 data types explored
  • Outputs from this workshop

December 11-12, 2017
Data Curation Workshop, Washington University in St Louis
Sponsored by IASSIST, Washington University and DCN partner institutions

  • 40 librarians and data curators in attendance
  • 1.5 day format, 5 data types explored

All of our workshops teach the CURATED steps that were developed in the planning phase of the DCN and updated with each iteration of the workshop.

Special thanks to DCN Team members Cynthia Hudson Vitale and Hannah Hadley for leading this effort!

Cynthia Hudson-Vitale
Principal Investigator of the IMLS Specialized Data Curation Workshops (2018-2020)