About the Research Data Curation Program

The Research Data Curation Program supports Core Direction 3 of the Library's Strategic Plan for 2011–2014:

  • Engage with partners to make digital scholarly work and data openly discoverable and accessible for the long term.
    • In response to the growing campus-wide data management and data preservation challenges, the Library will actively support open data and open access by collaborating with faculty, researchers, students, and other partners to ensure the long-term curation and accessibility of scholarly works in all formats.

Historically, university libraries have played a leadership role in the advancement of knowledge and have had responsibility for the long-term preservation of scholarly resources. As these resources increasingly take a digital form, research and academic libraries have a responsibility to expand their stewardship role.

The scale of the challenge regarding the stewardship of digital data requires that responsibilities be distributed across multiple entities and partnerships that engage institutions, disciplines, and interdisciplinary domains. For this reason, the Research Data Curation Program operates in collaboration with UCSD Research Cyberinfrastructure (RCI) and the University of California Curation Center (UC3).

Research Data Curation Program Team

Research Data Curation Services