Online training


“Data Analysis”is an eight-week course run by Jeff Leek, an assistant professor of biostatistics at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Lectures are broken up into eight to 10-minute chunks.If you want to understand data analysis, and how you can use this skill to better your business, then this is a great place to start. Source:

Content Curation Tools
The author has created a comprehensive map of all the curation tools available online and claims to keep it fresh and updated almost on a daily basis.The map presently lists over 250 content curation tools which you can navigate much more easily than it was possible on the earlier versions of this map.On the right side of the map you will find all of the news and content curation tools available online today. On the left side, you can find bookmarking, link lists builders, clippers and lots of tools to operate with RSS feeds (which are still at the heart of a curator’s job).

Ten module course – all about data management. These modules formed the basis of a 2 day short course held in Santa Barbara, May 2012. Extensive user evaluations were conducted and the results of those surveys can be view as a summary poster or full report.Authors: Heather Henkel, Viv Hutchison, Carly Strasser, Stacy Rebich Hespanha, Kristin Vanderbilt, Lynda Wayne.

Databib  – Purdue University
Databib is a tool for helping people identify and locate online repositories of research data.Users and bibliographers create and curate records that describe data repositories that users can search.
For more information about Databib, please contact Michael Witt (, Editor.

Research Data Mantra
The course is particularly appropriate for postgraduate students and early career researchers who work with data and would like to learn more about managing their research data. The course content is mainly geared for three disciplines: geosciences, social and political sciences and clinical psychology, however, many of the issues covered apply equally to all research disciplines.arch Data MANTRA is a course designed for PhD students and others who are planning a research project using digital data.


A decision, to establish a network of data and information curation communities (NeDICC), was taken in principle at the 1st African Digital Management & Curation Conference & Workshop  held in Pretoria on 12 and 13 February 2008.  This decision had been ratified at several events and the network was then formally established, with its administrative base at the NRF in Pretoria, South Africa during 2010.