WashU Joins the Data Curation Network

WashU has joined the Data Curation Network (DCN). We are coming into the project in Year 2 of the implementation phase which runs through June 2021.  Read more…

The Data Curation Network (DCN) serves as the “human layer” in the data repository stack and seamlessly connects local data sets to expert data curators via a cross-institutional shared staffing model. Our vision for a fully operational DCN is to:

  1. provide expert data curation services for Network partners and end users,
  2. create and openly share data curation procedures and best practices,
  3. support training and development opportunities for an emerging data curator professional community, and
  4. expand into a sustainable entity that grows beyond our initial partner institutions.

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.