Building a cross-institutional
data management plan
or:
what could possibly go wrong?
Steve Van Tuyl
Data Services Librari...
GlueX Experiment:
30+ Institutions
1 National Lab
1 Spokesperson (not in charge)
15 Petabytes/year
0 Data Management Plans
AND THEN WE TOLD THEM
TO CREATE A CONSISTENT DATA
MANAGEMENT PLAN THAT APPLIES TO ALL
COLLABORATORS
“What?! You’re sharing
research data outside of the
institution!?”
-  The Lawyers
What could possibly go wrong?
In theory, the major collaborating institutions are on the
hook for:
•  Responsibility manag...
“You could argue that the field has
suffered from [a lack of data sharing].
We all could have gone back and
looked at the ...
“We’re really interested to see what you
come up with because we don’t know
anyone who has tried to do this before”
- Rese...
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RDAP14: Developing a cross-institutional data management plan for a major particle physics project

  1. 1. Building a cross-institutional data management plan or: what could possibly go wrong? Steve Van Tuyl Data Services Librarian Carnegie Mellon University - University Libraries svantuyl@andrew.cmu.edu www.cmu.edu/research/data-management
  2. 2. GlueX Experiment: 30+ Institutions 1 National Lab 1 Spokesperson (not in charge) 15 Petabytes/year 0 Data Management Plans
  3. 3. AND THEN WE TOLD THEM TO CREATE A CONSISTENT DATA MANAGEMENT PLAN THAT APPLIES TO ALL COLLABORATORS
  4. 4. “What?! You’re sharing research data outside of the institution!?” -  The Lawyers
  5. 5. What could possibly go wrong? In theory, the major collaborating institutions are on the hook for: •  Responsibility management •  Infrastructure management •  Intellectual property •  Data ownership •  Export controls •  Etc. We have a hard enough time doing this WITHIN our institution…
  6. 6. “You could argue that the field has suffered from [a lack of data sharing]. We all could have gone back and looked at the Mark II data and found cool stuff there if that wasn’t so frickin’ impossible” - Jefferson Lab Staff Scientist
  7. 7. “We’re really interested to see what you come up with because we don’t know anyone who has tried to do this before” - Research compliance officer at CMU

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