UKOLN Informatics

Expertise in digital information management

Digital Curation Centre

The DCC (Digital Curation Centre) was latterly the focus of UKOLN Informatics activity. The DCC is a national hub of expertise in curating digital research data, and was initially a collaboration between the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Bath, and CCLRC (later STFC). UKOLN's contribution to the DCC included the following:

  • Events, including the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) and the Research Data Management Forum (RDMF) series.
  • Publications, including producing the International Journal of Digital Curation and contributing to a range of briefing papers, how-to-guides, and other DCC publications.
  • Engagement with selected UK higher education institutions, supporting the development and implementation of data management policies.
  • Project work, such as assisting Jisc with the development of a Research Data Discovery Service for the UK.


The DCC was established on 1 March 2004 and funded initially on a three-year cycle. Its third phase of funding was due to run until 28 February 2013, but the grant was extended to 31 July 2013 and annually thereafter. It receives core funding from Jisc and additional funding from other bodies including the European Commission.

Our staff involved

  • Alex Ball
  • Natasha Bishop
  • Monica Duke
  • Bridget Robinson