Research Center Insights into Data Curation Education and Curriculum

  • Matthew S. Mayernik
  • Lynne Davis
  • Karon Kelly
  • Bob Dattore
  • Gary Strand
  • Steven J. Worley
  • Mary Marlino
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 416)


The need for the data curator role is being recognized in new institutional settings as research funding agencies internationally extend data archiving mandates to cover more types of research grants. This paper identifies categories of skills required for data curator from the perspective of data professionals within an atmospheric and Earth system science research center. We illustrate how the data curation tasks performed within a research center environment range across a spectrum of required skills. We use this spectrum to discuss implications for data curation education more broadly.


Data curation Life cycle Metadata Education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew S. Mayernik
    • 1
  • Lynne Davis
    • 1
  • Karon Kelly
    • 1
  • Bob Dattore
    • 1
  • Gary Strand
    • 1
  • Steven J. Worley
    • 1
  • Mary Marlino
    • 1
  1. 1.National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)BoulderUSA

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