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IVOA Data Curation and Preservation

"Share best practices and engage IVOA member projects in the long-term curation and preservation of astronomical data"

Chair : Andre Schaaff Vice-Chair : Tim Jenness

Chairs Emeritus : Francoise Genova, Alberto Accomazzi, Bob Hanisch and Reagan Moore



DCP Interest Group roots


The Data Curation and Preservation (DCP) Interest Group is established to share best practices and engage IVOA member projects in the long-term curation and preservation of astronomical data.

Main discussion topics:

  • Identification of at-risk data and data collections
  • Processes for engaging the community in curation and preservation activities
  • Coordination with strategic partners such as astronomical data centers, research libraries, and scholarly publishers
  • Feedback about related work done in Research Data Alliance, liaison with the RDA WG/IG implied in DCP and related items
  • Technology reviews concerning all aspects of curation and preservation (metadata, provenance, data integrity, media migration, replication, disaster recovery, assessment criteria, etc.)

The Interest Group is entitlement to produce white papers and/or to bring proposed actions to the attention of the IVOA Technical Coordination Group and IVOA Executive.

Hot topics

  • DOIs
    • Assignment, granularity, etc
    • Requirements, exchange on implementationand lessons learnt, best practices
    • On going work area

How to participate ?

  • Anyone interested in data curation and preservation is welcome to participate and to register to the mailing-list (archives) to receive the news.
  • The presentations and discussions are held during the semestrial IVOA meetings, do not hesitate to participate.


Past initiatives

More details about our activities

Since the creation of the DCP Interest Group we had many presentations and discussions, please refer to the past meetings:

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