NeDICC Programme 2017

Date Activity Topic
26 January 2017
14:00 – 16:00
CoP Meeting The implementation of an Institutional Data Repository (UCT: Kayleigh Roos, Erika Mias)
15 February 2017 NeDICC Workshop  Long-lived Data: Tools to Preserve Research Data (UP: Johann van Wyk <;  and Isak van der Walt <>)
14 June 2017
14:00 – 16:00
NeDICC Workshop
 Data Information Literacy, libraries, and librarians (Stellenbosch University: Wouter Klapwijk)
19 July 2017 NeDICC Workshop  Data Discovery and Metadata (UNISA)
16 August 2017
14:00 – 16:00
 CoP Meeting  From ingredients to a cake – Ingest activities to prepare research data for secondary use (HSRC: Lucia Lotter)
13 September 2017
9:00 – 14:00
NeDICC Workshop  Data Information Literacy (WITS)
18 October 2017 NeDICC Workshop  Trustworthy Data Repository Certification (CSIR, HSRC)
16 November 2017
14:00 – 16:00
CoP Meeting

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.

Data Management Course via youtube

An interesting concept is the following online training course for Data Management, created by the University of Minnesota Libraries in 2012 by authors Lisa Johnston and Jon Jeffryes. It consists of 7 videos; the complimentary activities are available at