The Data Curation Curriculum Search is a database of programs and courses covering data curation and closely related fields. The tool and all research has been conducted by the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois. This site is part of the broader impacts goals of the Data Conservancy project, a National Science Foundation collaboration under the Sustainable Digital Data Preservation and Access Network Partners (DataNet) program under the Office of Cyberinfrastructure. The larger Data Conservancy vision entails scientific data curation as a means to collect, organize, validate, and preserve data so that researchers can address research challenges facing society as a whole. To help further this vision, this site was designed to:

  • help researchers, administrators, and educators understand more generally the scope of education in the data curation area;
  • support the search for collaborators in the area of data curation;
  • help determine how peers are defining key terms across institutions; and
  • as an awareness and potential research tool.

The search tool is designed to represent trends in the curriculum offerings across the field. If you are interested in pursuing a career in the field of data curation, it could also be used to find a course or program as well.

Including a course or program

Curriculum are included in this catalog through a search of course catalogs of library and related programs as indicated in the methods. You can also request that your course or program be included by contacting us via email. Please include all possible information in your request.

Overview of Project

Research based on this project was presented at the iConference 2012 in Toronto. The proceedings are available from ACM. A PDF and PPTX of the poster is also available for viewing. Please note that the poster contains more up-to-date data than the abstract in the proceedings.

Note: This data was compiled as of the Fall of 2011. Unless specifically requested to update, the information is as of that date.

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National Science FoundationCreation of this site was funded
in part by a grant from the
National Science Foundation

Data Conservancy (NSF Award Number OCI-0830976).