DMPTool webinar 2011-10-19


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A demonstration of the DMPTool, which helps researchers create data management plans now required by the Nat'l Science Foundation and other US grant funding agencies. See
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DMPTool webinar 2011-10-19

  1. 1. DMPToolfor Data Management Plans Perry Willett, UC3 October 19, 2011
  2. 2. DMPTool for Data Management Plans• Helps researchers meet requirements of NSF and other U.S. funding agencies.• Guides researchers through the process of creating a data management plan.• Is available to everyone.• Provides additional help for researchers at DMPTool partner institutions (eg., UC) October 19, 2011
  3. 3. Reasons for the DMPTool• NSF requirements for data management plans beginning Jan 2011 – UC received over $600 million from NSF in FY 2010/11• Other agencies following suit: NEH, IMLS• NIH has data sharing requirements October 19, 2011
  4. 4. Goals of the DMPTool, I• To provide researchers a simple way to create a Data Management Plan by giving them information from the funding agency: – Questions asked by the agency – Any additional explanation or context provided by the agency – Links to the agency website for policies, help, guidance October 19, 2011
  5. 5. Goals of the DMPTool, II• To provide researchers with additional information from their local institution: – Resources and services to help them manage data – Help text for specific questions – Suggested answers to questions that they can simply cut-and-paste – News and events related to data management on their campus October 19, 2011
  6. 6. DMPTool project• Partners: CDL, UCLA, UCSD, Smithsonian, UVa, UIUC, DataONE, Digital Curation Centre (UK)• Started working in January 2011• Developed requirements, divided work among partners, self-funded• Usability testing at Ecological Society of America conference and Univ of Virginia October 19, 2011
  7. 7. Demo• October 19, 2011
  8. 8. How you can participate• Shibboleth login (“single sign-on”)• Add links to local resources, help text, suggested answers, contact information• Blog for local news and events October 19, 2011
  9. 9. Shibboleth login• Researchers use their campus login• Step 1: work with your IT staff to add DMPTool to campus single signon service (“identity provider”)• Step 2: work with data “owners” to release information to DMPTool – Usually both HR for faculty and staff,and Registrar for students• More information at October 19, 2011
  10. 10. Add local information• Help text, Links to resources and services, Suggested answers, Contact information• Information can be added at various levels for researchers at your university: – All data management plans – All data management from a particular funding agency, eg. NSF Biological Sciences Directorate – A particular question within a data management plan October 19, 2011
  11. 11. DMPTool Blog• Hosted at UCLA• Highlight news, events and services at your university related to research and data• Blog posts will appear in the DMPTool via RSS• Blog pages can highlight different organizations within your university• October 19, 2011
  12. 12. Project participants• CDL/UC3: • UCLA: • Univ of Virginia: – Trisha Cruse – Todd Grappone – Andrew Sallans – Perry Willett – Gary Thompson – Sherry Lake – Marisa Strong – Darrow Cole – Carla Lee – Tracy Seneca • Univ of Illinois: • DataONE: – Scott Fisher – Michael Grady – Amber Budden – Stephen Abrams – Howard Ding – Mark Reyes – Sarah Shreeves • Digital Curation – Margaret Low Centre: • Smithsonian – Martin Donnelly• UCSD: Institution: – Brad Westbrook – Günter Waibel October 19, 2011
  13. 13. Future Development• Press release (soon!)• Postcards• Presentations at conferences: – Digital Library Federation Fall Forum, Nov 1 (Baltimore) – Int’l Digital Curation Conference, Dec 6 (Bristol, UK)• Additional US funding agencies (NIH, others)• Additional development October 19, 2011
  14. 14. Summary: How you can participate• Shibboleth login: Make it easy for researchers to login• Funder Templates: Customize the DMPTool to highlight resources and services at your university• DMPTool Blog: Write blogposts about news and events related to research data on your campus October 19, 2011
  15. 15. Questions?• Contact us at to participate• Important links: – Info on Shibboleth login: – Funder Templates: – DMPTool Blog: October 19, 2011