Ms Joy Davidson

  • CREATe Centre Manager (School of Law)
  • AFFILIATE HATII (Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute)

telephone: 01413302086


HATII Research Project Staff Partnerships

International Partnership Development Funding (IPDF) 2014

Partnership between Digital Curation Centre (DCC), Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) and Library and Information Studies Centre (LISC), University of Cape Town

Digital Curation Centre (DCC)

PI: Joy Davidson
The Jisc-funded Digital Curation Centre (DCC) provides a world-leading centre of expertise in digital curation with a focus on building capacity, capability and skills for research data management.

Collaboration to Clarify the Cost of Curation (4C)

Funder: EC
PI: Joy Davidson
An FP7 project to help organisations invest more effectively in digital curation and preservation.

Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research (FOSTER) 

Funder: EC
PI: Joy Davidson
An FP7 project to focus on integrating open access principles and practice in the current research workflow by targeting the young researcher training environment.

Data Management Skills Support Initiative - Assessment, Benchmarking and Classification (DaMSSI-ABC) 

Funder: Jisc
PI: Joy Davidson
A support project for the JISC 01/12 data management training projects.

Data Management Skills Support Initiative (DaMSSI)

Funder: Jisc
PI: Joy Davidson
A support project for the JISC 04/10 data management training projects.


Funder: Jisc
PIs: Joy Davidson, Sarah Jones
A data management project producing guidance and training materials.

Piloting the LIFE costs tool in UK HEIs

Funder: Jisc
PIs: Joy Davidson
A project to roll-out and test the LIFE preservation costs methodology and tool.

Integrated Data Management Planning (IDMP) Toolkit and Support project 

Funder: Jisc
PIs: Joy Davidson, Sarah Jones
A benchmarking tool to assess research data management.

Closing the Digital Curation Gap (CDCG)

Funder: Jisc and IMLS
PI: Joy Davidson
An international collaboration on curriculum development and data skills.


I am an external expert co-supervisor for a PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town - title: Critical reflections on the design and implementation of Digital Curation curricula in Higher Education (Richard Higgs, Library and Information Studies Centre (LISC), University of Cape Town)

Additional information


Research Data Canada (RDC) Education and Training working group (2013-present)  This working group aims to develop and recommend a strategy for implementing best practices to address education and training gaps, including identifying barriers and solutions.

CASRAI UK – data management planning working group (2013-present)  Three working groups have thus been convened in the UK with representatives from Funders, Research Institutions, Publishers, IT Suppliers, IT Solution Developers, International Standard Bodies, Research Managers, and Researchers to develop data standards.

Research Information and Digital Literacies (RIDLs) Coalition (2009-present)  The RIDLs working group which has been coordinated by the Research Information Network (RIN) RIDLs is a coalition of partners working together to promote the value of information and research data literacy for academic researchers; and to enable activities which help to advance this knowledge and skills.

Knowledge Exchange Primary Research Data Working Group (2010-2013)  Member of the KE Primary Research Data working group. The Knowledge Exchange initiative aims to promote and coordinate efforts in order to make substantially more research data available and re-usable in the public domain.

Editorial Review board member

The Library and Information Association of South Africa Journal (2013-present)


Curation Reference Manual (2010-present)

Peer review experience

  • European Commission Expert Reviews (2006-present)
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Big Data Reviewer (2013)
  • iPRES Conference (2010-present)
  • Joint Information Systems Committee (Jisc) Reviews (2010-present) 
  • Digital Libraries 2014


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Number of items: 17.


Davidson, J. (2016) Fostering open science practice through recognising and rewarding research data management and curation skills. In: Bisto, C. and Raju, R. (eds.) LIS Education and Research in a Dynamic Information Landscape: Proceedings of the Library and Information Studies Centre 75 Years Commemorative Conference. University of Cape Town Libraries: Cape Town, pp. 63-75. ISBN 9780799225266 (doi:10.15641/0-7992-2526-6)


Grigorov, I., Elbæk, M., Rettberg, N., and Davidson, J. (2015) Winning Horizon 2020 with Open Science? Technical Report. Zenodo.


Thirifays, A., Sisu, D., L'Hours, H., Davidson, J., Haag, K., Faria, L., Grootveld, M., Stokes, P., and Middleton, S. (2014) D3.3-Curation Costs Exchange Framework. Project Report. 4C Project.

L’Hours, H. et al. (2014) D3.2 Cost Concept Model and Gateway Specification. Project Report. Collaboration to Clarify the Cost of Curation (4C), Colchester.

Davidson, J., Kuchma, I., Proudman, V., Orth, A., and Jones, S. (2014) FOSTER D2.1 - Technical protocol for rich metadata categorization and content classification. Project Report. FOSTER Project.

Davidson, J., Jones, S., and Molloy, L. (2014) Big data: the potential role of research data management and research data registries. In: IFLA World Library and Information Congress 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Lyon, France, 16-22 August 2014,

Bøgvad Kejser, U., Davidson, J., Wang, D., Strodl, S., Miska, T., Hougaard Edsen Johansen, K., Nielsen, A. B., and Thirifays, A. (2014) State of the Art of Cost and Benefit Models for Digital Curation. In: Archiving Conference, Berlin, Germany, 13-16 May 2014, pp. 144-149.

Davidson, J. (2014) Investing in Curation: A Shared Path to Sustainability. Discussion Paper. 4C Project.

Davidson, J., Molloy, L., Jones, S., and Bøgvad Kejser, U. (2014) Emerging good practice in managing research data and research information within UK Universities. Procedia Computer Science, 33, pp. 215-222. (doi:10.1016/j.procs.2014.06.035)

Kahn, M., Higgs, R., Davidson, J., and Jones, S. (2014) Research data management in South Africa: how we shape up. Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 45(4), pp. 296-308. (doi:10.1080/00048623.2014.951910)


Davidson, J. (2013) Supporting emerging researchers in data management and curation. In: Mackenzie, A. and Martin, L. (eds.) Mastering Digital Librarianship: Strategy, Networking and Discovery in Academic Libraries. Facet: London. ISBN 9781856049436


Davidson, J., Corrall, S., Coulbourne, G., and Rauber, A. (2012) Education alignment. In: McGovern, N. and Skinner, K. (eds.) Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation. Educopia Institute Publications: Atlanta, GA, pp. 269-308. ISBN 9780982665312

Molloy, L., Hodson, S., Goldstein, S., and Davidson, J. (2012) Addressing data management training needs: a practice based approach from the UK. In: 9th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPres2012), Toronto, Canada, 1-5 Oct 2012, pp. 197-204.


van der Graaf, M., Waaijers, L., and Davidson, J. [c.] (2011) A Surfboard for Riding the Wave: Towards a Four Country Action Programme on Research Data. Discussion Paper. Knowledge Exchange, Denmark.


Davidson, J., and Hank, C. (2009) International data curation education action (IDEA) working group: a report from the second workshop of IDEA. D-Lib Magazine, 15(3/4), (doi:10.1045/march2009-hank)


Esanu, E., Davidson, J., Ross, S., and Anderson, W. (2004) The selection, appraisal and retention of digital scientific data: dighlights of an ERPANET/CODATA workshop. Data Science Journal, 3, pp. 227-232.

Ross, S., and Davidson, J. (2004) The Selection, Appraisal and Retention of Digital Scientific Data. In: ERPANET / CODATA Workshop, Lisbon, Portugal, 15-17 Dec 2003,

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