January 28, 2022

Eight Academic/Research Libraries Will Launch Launch Data Curation Network

From the University of Michigan Libraries: 

2016-05-18_12-19-20Backed by a $526,438 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the U-M Library and seven other academic libraries will launch the Data Curation Network. The network helps institutions better support researchers who are seeking to meet a growing number of mandates to openly and ethically share their research data.


Federal agencies, publishers, scholarly societies and the public increasingly expect that data generated  by faculty and students at universities will be made openly available, explains Jake Carlson, director of research data services at the U-M Library. But it’s a challenge to make data available in ways that it can be discovered, understood and used by people other than those that created it.


“The Data Curation Network will provide expert services, incentives for collaboration, normalized curation practices, and professional development training for the data curator community,” said Lisa R. Johnston, principal investigator for the Data Curation Network and director of the data repository for the University of Minnesota.


The University of Minnesota Libraries will lead the three-year implementation phase of the project along with the U-M Library, Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University, Duke University Libraries, University Library at University of Illinois at Urbana­-Champaign, Cornell University Library, Penn State University Libraries, and the Dryad Digital Repository.

Read the Complete Announcement

Learn More: Launching the Data Curation Network (via continuum/U of Minnesota Libraries)

Direct to Data Curation Network Website

Previous Mentions of the Data Curation Network on infoDOCKET

Journal Article: “Data Curation Network: How Do We Compare? A Snapshot of Six Academic Library Institutions’ Data Repository and Curation Services” (February 28, 2017)

With Sloan Foundation Funding, Six Major Academic/Research Libraries to Develop “Data Curation Network” Project (May 18, 2016)

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