Data Curation is the documentation, description, and management of research data to produce datasets that are FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.
It is a process that adds value to research by optimizing data sets for current use and future discovery and reuse. Approaches to data curation will depend on the characteristics of the data being collected (e.g. file-type, size, sensitivity), and the repository where it is being deposited.
When you deposit research data into Dataverse, UVic's Data Curation Librarian will curate and review your dataset in line with compliance to the Dataverse Deposit Guidelines.
Please contact the Data Curation Librarian with any questions.
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) quickly explains the intricacies of the work data processors do every day to find and fix issues in the data, ensuring their long-term availability and value to the research community.