13th International Digital Curation Conference

Du 19 au 22 février 2018 - Barcelone, Espagne

Publié le 27 juillet 2017, par Thérèse Hameau

"Beyond FAIR - from principles to practice to global join up"

Welcome to the 13th edition of the International Digital Curation Conference.

The conference brings together digital curation professionals and educators with data producers and consumers to consider digital curation in a multi-disciplinary context

Call for papers


The need to manage and share digital outputs and data has been clearly articulated and gained international traction over the past decade or more. Effective data handling skills and curation services are essential to support and embed these practices. Much progress has been made towards implementation with services being provided by research institutions, funders, domain groups, commercial providers and others. As the landscape matures, attention is turning to coordination and interoperability, with investments being made in the NIH Commons initiative, the European Open Science Cloud and African Open Science Platform. This evolution poses many difficult questions : Who is responsible for what ? What do principles like FAIR mean in reality and how should they be assessed ? How do you join up or ensure interoperability across existing and emerging infrastructure and services ? Where does the investment come from and how do we make this sustainable ?

The focus of IDCC in 2018 is sharing practical lessons on the efforts made so far to curate data and pursue a digital data commons. Papers should address one of three overarching themes :

  • Data
  • Skills and services
  • Value

We want to hear from different communities on data processing pipelines - what works and where do tools fail you ? How realistic is it to use other people’s data ? And what challenges emerge from the current policies and drivers for openness ?