January 19th, 2012 § § permalink
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) requires grant applicants to complete a document entitled “Specifications for Projects that Develop Digital Products” when appropriate. They added a new section, Part III, for data management plans for research projects. Applicants are asked to respond to 11 questions. As the introduction to Part III states:
IMLS encourages sharing of research data. The purpose of this section is to help IMLS understand a grant applicant’s research practices and plans for management of data that would be generated through a proposed research project. If the proposed project activities will generate datasets with the potential for future re-use or repurposing, answer the following questions.
The DMPTool now includes support for the IMLS data management requirements–you’ll see it listed in the dropdown box when you “Create a new plan” after logging in.
January 12th, 2012 § § permalink
The recording and slides from the webinar “Data management plans: tips, tricks and tools” are now available:
This webinar, presented by Carly Strasser and Perry Willett of the California Digital Library, introduces the data management plan as a significant part of any scientific research involving data. It also gives a brief overview of the DMPTool as an important tool for creating data management plans.
January 5th, 2012 § § permalink
We’re beginning the next phase of development, and would greatly welcome any opinions or ideas you have for improving the DMPTool. Please help us by taking a moment to complete our brief, 5-question survey. We will hold a meeting in late January to discuss next steps, and will incorporate survey results into our discussions. The survey is available here:
In addition to the survey, we always welcome direct contact and feedback. Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com with questions, comments, or opportunities.
January 4th, 2012 § § permalink
The California Digital Library is offering a webinar on data management plans and the DMPTool. Carly Strasser and Perry Willett of the University of California Curation Center (UC3) will present “Data Management Plans: Tips, Tricks and Tools,” covering best practices for scientific data management, and introduce the DMPTool as an important tool for creating and managing data management plans. The webinar will be offered twice; please join us on one of these days:
Preregistration is required. Please visit the UC3 webinar page for more information, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.