19 April 2021
Edinburgh, UK

The 16th edition of the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) will take place on 19th of April 2021 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK.The 16th edition of IDCC will focus on data quality and its impact on research output. Suggested topics include transparency in all aspects of data collection and assessment, data sovereignty, promoting diversity and inclusion in digital skills programmes, and the curation of misinformation.

Programme Format

If conditions permit, we hope IDCC21 will be a hybrid event, allowing people to take person both in person and remotely. The virtual aspect of the event should enable us to open the conference to a broader audience.

The programme will be condensed to one day as opposed to the customary two days. The main Programme will take place on Monday the 19th of April and will consist of keynote lectures, papers and lightning talks. We will also be hosting the IDCC Unconference on Tuesday, 20th of April. A draft programme will be available soon.

IDCC21 will run in parallel with the RDA 17th Plenary Meeting, which will take place 20-22 April. The RDA Plenary is hosted by the Digital Curation Centre, as part of an Edinburgh week of data management. The RDA Plenary will focus on global challenges for opening and sharing data.

Visit RDA 17th Plenary Web Pages

FAIRsFAIR contribution at IDCC 2021 in conjunction with RDA 17th Plenary (IDCC Agenda | RDA Agenda)

  • Ingrid ‘Focus on FAIR: a renewed acquaintance with DANS’ (April 19th, 15:00-15:40 BST, FAIR and metadata strand) (RDA Agenda | IDCC Agenda)
  • Federica Tanolongo ‘EOSC Landscape Moving from Static Picture to Living Monitoring’ (April 19th, 10:00-10:30, Surveys and monitoring strand)


You are invited to submit proposals for papers, lightning talks and posters. You are also invited to submit topics for discussion at the Unconference.  Given the shorter time period and uncertainties over the conference format, we will not be inviting submissions for demonstrations and workshops.

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