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Focus Group on DMPOnline

  1. 1. DCC Focus Group: Assessing the Effectiveness, Efficiency and Satisfaction of Marieke Guy, Magdalene Getler & Diana Sisu, Digital Curation Centre University of Edinburgh JISC MRD Workshop, Nottingham , 25th October 2012
  2. 2. What is a Data Management Plan? UK research funders typically ask for: • A short statement/plan submitted in grant applications • An outline of what you will create/collect, methods, standards, data management and long-term plans • How and why – justify your decisions and any limits
  3. 3. Common DMP questions • What data will be created (format, types) and how? • How will the data be documented and described? • How will you manage ethics and Intellectual Property? • What are the plans for data sharing and access? • What is the strategy for long-term preservation?
  4. 4. What does DMPOnline do? A web-based tool that enables users to... 1. Create, store and update multiple versions of Data Management Plans 2. Meet specific data-related requirements (from funders, institutions, publishers, etc.) 3. Get tailored guidance on best practice and helpful contacts, at the point of need 4. Customise and export DMPs in a variety of formats in order to facilitate communications within and beyond research projects
  5. 5. DMPOnline v3.0: Spring 2012 - Improved user interface, inc. customisable institutional versions - New features - Overlaying multiple templates for ‘hybrid’ DMPs - Template phases (e.g. pre- / during / post-project) - Granular read / write / share permissions - API for systems interoperability (e.g. this project) - Shibboleth authentication - Multilingual support - Endorsement from funders
  6. 6. Today’s Focus Group Key questions to explore: • What do you think of DMP Online? • What do you like best/ least about the tool? • What improvements are needed in the short term and long term? • We want to hear your thoughts! • All comments are valid – warts and all! ☺
  7. 7. What Will Happen Next We will: • Transcribe the audio recording • Write a make a summary of observations • Analyse the information collected: – What are the common themes? – What conclusions can we draw? • Share findings internally • Use the findings to direct future changes to DMPOnline • If you have any other thoughts/comments after the focus group please do pass them on to us.
  8. 8. Thank you for your Time! Marieke Guy, Magdalene Getler & Diana Sisu, Digital Curation Centre University of Edinburgh This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 UK: Scotland License. To view a copy of this license, (a) visit; or (b) send a letter to Creative Commons, 543 Howard Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.

Editor's Notes

  • A DMP is a basic statement of how you will create, manage, share and preserve your dataFunders expect the decisions to be justified, particularly where it’s not in line with their policy (e.g. limits on data sharing)
  • The main questions across the board cover:Data creationMetadata and documentationEthical and legal issuesData sharing Preservation
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