DANS and DCC-PO provide a new tailor-made course: “Publishing and archiving for universities of applied sciences”.

14 July 2022

Within practical education, there appeared to be a need for a course specifically about publishing and archiving data and software. DCC-PO and DANS have joined forces to design a new course, tailored to the needs of data stewards working at universities of applied sciences.

The new course, consists of two short online sessions and a physical class of one day. During the sessions, knowledge transfer alternates with group discussions and group assignments. In addition, the homework assignments provide extra depth. The participants really appreciated the variety of activities.

The participants who have already followed the RDNL “Essentials 4 Data Support” can focus in the new course more on the practice and needs within their institutions. Topics covered include the storage of privacy-sensitive data, publishing and archiving, but also the use of knowledge clips and the joint design of guidelines is part of the course. The participants indicated that the combination of online and offline meetings was particularly pleasant, and that they learned a lot from the exchange with fellow data stewards.

The current course took place in May and June. Due to the positive feedback from the current course, it will probably be repeated in the autumn. More information will follow.

About DCC-PO

In 2019, the Minister of Education, Culture and Science adopted the implementation plan ‘Integral approach to digitisation in science’. This plan focused on Science Education. NWO therefore investigated how a boost could also be realised for digitisation within applied research at the universities of applied sciences. The universities of applied sciences, which were already working together on the ‘Reinforcement Agenda for Applied Research’, submitted a plan to this end to NWO. This plan led to the project.

Twenty universities of applied sciences are working together in a Digital Competence Center for Practice-based Research (DCC-PO) to further facilitate research data management, FAIR data and data-intensive research at colleges in order to realise their open-science ambitions. The national DCC for Applied Research is supported by the universities of applied sciences.

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