Working with Data

In addition to specific tools, case studies, and resources, Tinker has been investigating data curation requirements with data custodians and HASS researchers. Project staff started with a scoping study, identifying existing frameworks and principles, and developing a high-level Data Curation Framework to test with experts around the country.

Elements of this work became the focus for round table discussions, held in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide. These invaluable sessions provided an opportunity to talk about the concept of ‘data curation,’ existing frameworks, and gaps in existing resources. The discussions also aimed to find out more about what a HASS data curation framework contains, and how it should be represented to potential users. Findings from the workshops are available here.

Building data curation capability for HASS is an ongoing process. Using these first steps as foundations, the Tinker team will continue investigating the data curation landscape, connecting existing resources through key data curation concepts, and providing case studies and other material to help make collections of data more usable, interoperable, and sustainable.

For those who want to find out more about data curation principles, the following existing resources provide a good starting point: