Sallans RDAP11 NSF Data Management Plan Case Studies


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NSF Data Management Plan Case Studies

The 2nd Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit
An ASIS&T Summit
March 31-April 1, 2011 Denver, CO
In cooperation with the Coalition for Networked Information

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Sallans RDAP11 NSF Data Management Plan Case Studies

  1. 1. Andrew Sallans Head of Strategic Data Initiatives / Scientific Data Consulting Group (SciDaC) University of Virginia Library Research Data Access and Preservation Summit 30 March 2011 NSF Data Management Plan Case Study: UVa’s Response
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>DMP templates </li></ul><ul><li>Advising/consulting with researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion of DMP Online tool </li></ul>
  3. 3. Our organization <ul><li>Mostly a virtual organization , coordination is priority </li></ul><ul><li>University Libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scientific Data Consulting Group (2 FTE, 2 PTE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional School Data Librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject Librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attorney </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IR Team </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VP/Chief Information Officer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Info Security, Policy, and Records Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other infrastructure managers (ie. storage, networks, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Office VP for Research </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Sponsored Programs </li></ul>
  4. 4. NSF Data Management Plans <ul><li>New NSF Directorates/Divisions continue to release and specify guidelines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education and Human Resources (EHR) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering (ENG) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geological Sciences (GEO) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. DMP Templates <ul><li>Coordination of entire effort with VPR, CIO, and OSP </li></ul><ul><li>Inform researcher of the requirements for their respective directorate/program, try to help them make good decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Provide instructions for how to develop a DMP for that directorate/program (not just giving them a DMP) </li></ul><ul><li>Formatted template in the structure that is specified by the directorate/program (if not specified, use the general) </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage review/feedback on DMP draft from SciDaC before submission </li></ul><ul><li>We use a disclaimer to try and avoid liability for misunderstood advice or other points gone wrong </li></ul><ul><li>Available at : </li></ul>
  6. 6. Advising/Consulting to Researchers <ul><li>Aiming to get in the front of the research process , to reduce the amount of extra work necessary for project wrap-up </li></ul><ul><li>Conducting data interviews/assessments (combination of many methods including UIUC/Purdue’s, DCC’s, and others) to establish a baseline with a given researcher </li></ul><ul><li>Involving subject librarians for collective learning and development of skills </li></ul><ul><li>Delivering a final assessment report and recommendations on data management process improvement to the researcher, with an open offer for consultation on how to implement the recommendations </li></ul>
  7. 7. Expansion of DMP Online Tool <ul><li>Recognition of need for US version of DCC’s DMP Online Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership developed between a number of institutions (CDL, UIUC, Smithsonian, UVa, DataONE, and DCC) </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking additional participation from many other institutions (already ICPSR) </li></ul>
  8. 8. DMP Online Tool (continued) <ul><li>5 user types for system (Researcher, Editor, Funder Admin, Institution Admin, Super Admin) </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple authentication options (using institutional options like Shibboleth as well as local system) </li></ul><ul><li>Starting with NSF DMP requirements , will expand to other funders quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Will provide institution-specific guidance , tied to authentication, and ideally make referral to local expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Open to everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Aiming to have a first version by around June (will be doing a big testing run first week of May with researchers and NSF officials at DataONE workshop) </li></ul><ul><li>Details available : </li></ul>
  9. 9. Challenges ahead… (a selection) <ul><li>Tighter coordination of services and support across the institution </li></ul><ul><li>Data ownership issues </li></ul><ul><li>Balance of priority (benefit to the institution or the researcher/community?) </li></ul><ul><li>Alignment of these efforts with community, national, international efforts for data management </li></ul><ul><li>Funding of the support services (part of overhead costs?) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thank you! <ul><li>Andrew Sallans </li></ul><ul><li>Head of Strategic Data Initiatives / Scientific Data Consulting Group </li></ul><ul><li>University of Virginia Library </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: asallans </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
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