Curating and Managing Research Data for Re-use (Part of the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research)

Article dated: 21 June 2016

Louise Corti and Veerle Van den Eynden from the UK Data Service, in conjunction with Jared Lyle from ICPSR, are holding a five-day summer school workshop at the University of Lisbon, Portugal from 25-29 July 2016.

Owing to international demand, this workshop is back for a fifth year and is suited to individuals interested, or actively engaging, in the curation and management of research data for sharing and reuse, particularly data librarians, data archivists, and data producers and stewards with responsibilities for data management.

As in previous years, participants will learn about best practices and tools for data curation, from selecting and preparing data for archiving to optimising and promoting data for re-use. Quantitative and qualitative social science and cross-disciplinary data collections will serve as case studies and participants will track the datasets as they make their way through the data assessment, review, processing and curation process.

Emphasis will be placed on hands-on exercises demonstrating curation practices and on discussion for sharing local experiences and learning from others.

Participants will gain proficiency in the full range of life cycle activities, including:

  • data review and processing
  • confidential data management and disclosure review
  • metadata creation and documentation practices
  • how to create, comply with and evaluate data management plans
  • digital repository requirements, assessment and management
  • data dissemination and publishing
  • running user support and promotional activities for data

Participants will leave with knowledge and experience of how to review, assess, curate, and promote data collections for long-term preservation and access.


The UK Data Service is closed from 17:00 on Friday 21 December 2018 and will re-open 09:00 on Wednesday 2 January 2019.

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