Developing Data Management expertise in Research workshop

The ‘Developing Data Management Expertise in Research’ workshop brought together digital curators, archivists, data managers and other research staff to discuss current data management support available to researchers at the institutional and national level. Invited speakers from a range of academic institutions reflected on the challenges faced by data creators when managing data, the strategies that have been/are being adopted by their institutions to address needs, and the support material that they had produced which may be helpful for other institutions wishing to embed data management expertise.

The half day workshop, organised by the JISC funded PEKin (Preservation Exemplar at King’s) project, took place in the Anatomy Museum at King’s College London from 1-5pm on October 21st 2010. It was attended by over 40 digital curators, archivists, data managers and research staff from a range of academic institutions around the UK.

The workshop examined the following themes:

  • The experience of data creators & managers when maintaining data created in HE institutions, the issues that they encounter and the requirements that they express;
  • Approaches that have been trialled by different institutions and recommendations that can be made on the most effective methods to support data creators & managers;
  • Resources, including tools and documentation, available to guide and support data creators & managers;
  • Gaps in current data management support and areas where further work is needed;



  • Developing data management expertise at KCL – View PDF | View Powerpoint,
    Gareth Knight & Lindsay Ould, PEKin Project, King’s College London
  • ‘A step by step approach to improving & increasing research data curation practice’ – View PowerPoint | View PDF
    Laura Molloy, Incremental Project, University of Glasgow
  • Developing a Pilot Data Management Infrastructure for Biomedical Researchers at University of Manchester: Approach, Findings and Challenges of the MaDAM project – View PowerPoint | View PDF
    Meik Poschen, MaDaM Project, University of Manchester
  • Demonstration of Alfresco system implemented by PEKin for electronic records management during coffee break


  • DMP Online: Planning data management in research – View PowerPoint | View PDF
    Martin Donnelly, University of Edinburgh
  • Supporting researchers in the social sciences – View PowerPoint | View PDF
    Louise Corti, UK Data Archive, University of Essex
  • Discussion session & conclusion on the day