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Launched: July 18, 2014


The UC Data Curation (DC) Common Knowledge Group (CKG) is a group of experts and pioneers in the area of curation of scholarly, educational, and research data including both physical and born digital, open and restricted. The DC CKG supports the work of researchers and the Libraries throughout data lifecycle, from creation to access and re-use. The DC CKG communicates with and provides support to the UCL Advisory Structure, but is not a decision-making body. To foster innovation in digital services related to supporting research and scholarship using data, the DC CKG openly communicates, meets regularly, and encourages broad participation from all levels of staff who are responsible for or involved in this area. 

See more detail in the UC Data Curation CKG Charter.


Listserv (for regular communication): DCCKG-L@LISTSERV.UCOP.EDU (for archived content, access

Zoom (for virtual meetings): (408) 638-0968 (toll) or (646) 558-8656 (toll), access code: 791 623 164

Monthly meetings: last Wednesday of each month 11am - 12pm (with variations when necessary)

In-person meetings: at common conferences, see our Google calendar; another informational source -

Collaborative space:

Slack channel:

May meeting has been cancelled.

Next meeting:  Wednesday, June 28, 2017

11:00 am - 12:00 noon via Zoom (see above).


BerkeleyChris HoffmanManager, Informatics Services

 Kendra LevineResearch, Data, and Web Services
 Lisa Rowlison de OrtizHead, Catalog & Metadata
 Lynne GrigsbyHead, Library Applications and
CDLJoan StarrEZID Service
 Perry WillettDigital Preservation Services

Stephanie Simms

Research Data
 John ChodackiDirector, UC3


John Borghi

DavisJonathan M. CachatPostdoc
 Vessela Y. EnsbergAssociate Director, Data Management Program

IrvineDana PetermanHead, Collection
 Emilee MatthewsResearch Librarian for Visual
 Matthew McKinleyDigital Project
 Shu LiuMetadata and Digital Resources
 Laura SmartHead, E-Research & Digital Scholarship

Los AngelesBethany MyersResearch
 Tony AponteScience and Engineering Librarian

 Nathalie ReidData Services and Technology
 Tim DennisData Services Librarian

MercedEmily LinHead, Digital
 Jerrold ShiromaDigital Assets
RiversideKatherine KoziarReference & Instruction
 Michele PotterEngineering
San DiegoBethany HarrisBiology Librarian

 Cristela Garcia-SpitzDigital Library Development Project
 Ho Jung YooTechnical
 Juliane SchneiderResearch Data
 Mary Linn BergstromLiaison Librarian Bioinformatics, Human Development, Research Data
 Reid Otsuji (Past Chair)Data Curation Specialist
 Ryan JohnsonMetadata
San Francisco

Polina Ilieva

Head, Archives and Special
 Ariel DeardorffData Librarian

 Jill Barr-WalkerClinical Librarian

Santa BarbaraTom Brittnacher (Chair)Geospatial Data
 Jon JablonskiDirector, Interdisciplinary Research
 Greg JanéeDirector, Data Curation
 Thomas PadillaHumanities Data Curator 

Santa CruzAnn Hubble (Co-Vice-Chair)
Digital Services
 Christy Caldwell (Co-Vice-Chair)Science & Engineering
 Christy Hightower (Co-Vice-Chair)Science & Engineering
 Rachel JaffeMetadata Librarian

 Lucia OrlandoGovernment Information

Metadata Subgroup

The metadata subgroup is a group of experts across UC campuses who may respond to or solve metadata issues within data curation, such as data description or documentation, data citation, and data discovery. Members:

  • Harrison Dekker
  • Joan Starr
  • Juliane Schneider
  • Rachel Jaffe
  • Ryan Johnson
  • Shu Liu
  • Tom Brittnacher


Data Curation Awareness Videos: original, final

Released pilot video:

Science Boot Camp West 2016


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