The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) is an internationally-recognised centre of expertise in digital curation with a focus on building capability and skills for research data management. The DCC provides expert advice and practical help to research organisations wanting to store, manage, protect and share digital research data. The DCC is led by the University of Edinburgh and operates as a multi-site consortium.
The DCC runs the world-leading data management planning service DMPonline which enables researchers to develop, update, share and publish data management plans.
We also provide access to a range of resources including our popular How-to Guides, case studies and online services. Our training programmes aim to equip researchers and data custodians with the skills they need to manage and share data effectively.
The DCC provides consultancy and support services and has expertise with issues such as policy development, data management planning, and making data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable).
We are active partners in several European Commission Horizon 2020 projects including FAIRsFAIR, Research Data Alliance (RDA) Europe, and OpenAIRE Advance. We work closely with research organisations in the UK and globally to provide tailored support for service development, from making the case for research data management through the assessment of needs to the design and implementation of policy, support, infrastructure and services.