Join us for the DCN Primerpalooza: Curation primers for 7 data types introduced

The RDAP Education and Resources team is excited to announce another upcoming webinar from our colleagues at the Data Curation NetworkPrimerpalooza: Introducing Data Curation Primers.”

 On behalf of the DCN Education team, presenters include:

  • Cynthia Hudson Vitale (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Hannah Hadley (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Primer authors covering 7 different data types/formats

The Data Curation Network presents a new resource to add to your data curation toolkit. “Data curation primers” are evolving documents that detail a specific subject, disciplinary area or curation task, and that can be used as a reference or jump-start to curating research data.

The first set of these primers, authored by teams of experts, have just been published and cover the following data types/formats:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Geodatabases
  • netCDF
  • Jupyter Notebooks
  • SPSS
  • websites.

Attend this webinar to hear directly from primer authors about incorporating these resources into your workflows and how you can share your own expertise. Data curation primers were the direct output of an IMLS-funded workshop series hosted by the partners in the Data Curation Network.

The webinar is free. For more info and to register, go to

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

About the author

As the Head of Data Services at Washington University in St. Louis, Moore directs services in digital data management, curation, analysis, visualization, literacies, and GIS. She was a co-PI on the IMLS grant, Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation (CS3DP), which continues to bring stakeholders together to establish agreement on how to make 3D data long-lasting (book forthcoming); a partner and curator in the Data Curation Network (DCN), which has created a shared curation model for institutions; a co-PI on the IMLS Specialized Data Curation Workshop grant, which is focused on training curators in DCN methods; and the WashU Representative for the Research Data Alliance, an international organization addressing research data. Moore is program faculty in International and Area Studies and a GIS instructor in the UCollege.