It includes 35 recommendations in eight categories:
- Co-ordination and Strategy
- Policy and Planning
- Technical Integration and Interoperability
- Legal and Ethical Issues
- Training and Skills
Some recommendations of particular interest:
- REC 2. Research funding organisations should jointly develop a co-ordinated Data Curation and Preservation Strategy to address critical data issues over the longer term.
- REC 6. Each research funding organisation should openly publish, implement and enforce, a Data Management, Preservation and Sharing Policy.
- REC 9. Each funded research project, should submit a structured Data Management Plan for peer-review as an integral part of the application for funding.
- REC 10. Each higher education institution should implement an institutional Data Management, Preservation and Sharing Policy, which recommends data deposit in an appropriate open access data repository and/or data centre where these exist.
- REC 19. All relevant stakeholders should commission a study to evaluate the re-purposing of data-sets, to identify the significant properties which facilitate re-use, and to develop and promote good practice guidelines and effective quality assurance mechanisms.
- REC 20. JISC should initiate a survey to gather user requirements from practising researchers to inform the development of value-added tools and services to interpret, transform and re-use data held in archives and repositories.
- REC 26. JISC should fund repository technical development projects which build on OAI-ORE work and create robust, bi-directional interdisciplinary links between data objects and derived resources.
- REC 27. JISC should fund technical development projects seeking to enhance data discovery services, which operate across the entire data and information environment.
- REC 30. The JISC should work in partnership with the research funding bodies and jointly commission a cost-benefit study of data curation and preservation infrastructure.
- 2nd International DCC Conference 2006: Digital Data Curation in Practice. A.Ball & M. Patel. Ariadne January 2007 Issue 50.
- Data Curation (Lorcan Dempsey's blog). 2006.
- Enriching the Notion of Data Curation in E-Science: Data Managing and Information Infrastructuring in the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network. Karasti, H., Baker, K. S., and Halkola, E.. Comput. Supported Coop. Work 15, 4 (Aug. 2006), 321-358.
- From Data Deluge to Data Curation. Philip Lord, A. MacDonald, L. Lyon, D. Giaretta.
- Online Scientific Data Curation, Publication, and Archiving. Jim Gray; Alexander S. Szalay; Ani R. Thakar; Christopher Stoughton; Jan vandenBerg. July 2002