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Data Curation Archiving

Data curation can be described as the management of data from initial generation and initial storage to the time when it is documented for future use or becomes outdated and is deleted. The main purpose of data curation is to ensure that data is available for retrieval for future research purposes or reuse. Data Curation takes account of data authentication, archiving, management, preservation retrieval, and representation.


This course is suitable for people who manage research data or are have an interest in developing a career as a data librarian or data scientist and/or anyone who may be interested in data curation.


5 Days


At the end of this course learners will be able to:

  • Describe the emergence of digital curation
  • explain the main models, ideas and strategies currently used to form to digital curation
  • use the vocabulary of digital curation
  • identify the competencies and skills currently considered essential for those working in digital curation
  • draw on a number of online resources in order to keep your knowledge up to date


  • Introduction to long-term digital preservation
  • File formats/significant properties
  • Storage technologies
  • Long-term digital preservation strategies/planning
  • Versioning and file naming conventions
  • Data file formatting and transformations
  • Why documenting data and data citation are important
  • Data security
  • Encryption
  • Types of access restrictions placed on data
  • How to enable data sharing through the application of a standard license
  • Characteristics of data curation
  • The benefits of data curation to the data industry
  • The advantages and challenges of data curation
  • Tools for data curation
  • Types of metadata
  • Importance of data archiving
  • Data curation standards and best practices


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Servithces (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

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Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 10th June 2019.

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.     Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.     No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 17-06-2019
Event End Date 21-06-2019
Cut off date 10-06-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 69,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 790
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 920
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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