Our Mission 

#DataCurationNetwork

The Data Curation Network will enable institutions to better support researchers that are faced with a growing number of requirements to ethically share their research data. (read our approach)


The Data Curation Network project brings together the perspectives of research data librarians, academic library administration, and data curation subject experts from nine major academic institutions and general-purpose or disciplinary data repositories to launch a Data Curation Network. Data repository and curation services are currently provided by expert staff at each of our institutions (read moreto prepare and maintain research data in ways that make it findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR)Sharing our data curation staff across DCN partner institutions will enable academic libraries to collectively, and more effectively, curate a wider variety of data types (e.g., discipline, file format, etc.) that expands beyond what any single institution might offer alone.

Our vision for the Data Curation Network project in the next 3-5 years: 
  • By using standards-driven data curation techniques the Data Curation Network will become a valued and trusted entity (among researchers, publishers, funding agencies, and beyond) with practical and transparent workflows and infrastructure.
  • With a proven and appealing value-proposition, the Data Curation Network will expand into a sustainable entity that grows beyond our initial partner institutions.
  • Datasets curated by the Data Curation Network are used to advance research and education in ways that are measurably of greater reuse value than non-curated data.
  • By sharing tools, providing a pipeline for training data curators, and promoting data curation practices across the profession the Data Curation Network will build an innovative community that enriches capacities for data curation writ large.
The partner institutions in the current phase of the Data Curation Network are below and see more details on our project personnel page.

 
http://hdl.handle.net/11299/166578




 

 
 


The Data Curation Network project is supported by a grant from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.      

News and Updates

  • The DCN project is hiring! Data Curation Network Project Coordinator University of Minnesota LibrariesThe Data Curation Network (DCN) project seeks applications for a proactive and enthusiastic Project Coordinator. This is a three-year project ...
    Posted May 1, 2018, 2:17 PM by Lisa Johnston
  • DCN 3-year Implementation Phase Funded by Sloan! Launching the Data Curation NetworkAlfred P. Sloan Foundation grant will fund implementation of shared staffing model across 7 academic libraries and the Dryad Digital Repository MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MN ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2018, 6:31 AM by Lisa Johnston
  • DCN Presents at RDAP Summit in Chicago, IL DCN members Wendy Kozlowski, Data Curation Specialist at Cornell University, and Jake Carlson, Research Data Services Manager at the University of Michigan, presented on the Data Curation Network planning phase ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2018, 9:05 AM by Cynthia Vitale
  • DCN Presents at RDA in Berlin, Germany The implementation phase of the DCN was presented at the international meeting of research data stakeholders at the 11th plenary of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) in Berlin Germany March ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2018, 6:00 AM by Lisa Johnston
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