Blogs

IDCC20 unconference - get involved!

We’ll be running an unconference at IDCC again this year and have over 75 people registered for the event. Some of you have definitely been to an unconference before, but for others it is bound to be a new experience. This blog post provides an introduction on what to expect and how to get the most out of it.

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DMPonline 2020 Utrecht User group

Summary from our DMPonline user group held in Utrecht. 

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2019: a DMP year in review

2019 was a pivotal year for DMPonline. Having introduced a new subscription model in November 2018 to sustain the DCC-led service, the last 12 months saw us develop a solid user base. This uptake has allowed us to grow the team and increase our engagement channels to ensure the service continues to meet user needs.
 

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Managing data @Melbourne by Peter Neish

This month we are sharing knowledge exchange blog post written by Peter Neish from the University of Melbourne. 

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Managing computational notebooks - an overview of ‘chopportunities’

There are over five million jupyter notebooks on GitHub and they are increasingly used in teaching due to the combination of code, results and documentation which makes them a good resource to interact with to learn. A session at the last RDA Plenary brought the community together to discuss issues around the management of computational notebooks.

 

 

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DMPonline release notes: December 2019

It has been some time since our last release as we have been very busy with new DMPonline contracts and custom domain branding for enhanced subscribers. We have also been exploring different hosting options - considering moving to Amazon Web Services or remaining with the University of Edinburgh. Our final decision is to keep hosting at the University of Edinburgh, but to change the setup so it is more under our control. To keep you up to date with new features and bug fixes, I am providing you with a short summary of our most recent work. If you are interested in what are we currently work on check out the current sprint board on DMPRoadmap and the forthcoming development roadmap.

 

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DMP services unite

In the middle of November we were joined for three days by our colleagues Maria Praetzellis and Brian Riley from DMPTool and Benjamin Faure from OPIDoR. On our end Sarah Jones, Sam Rust, Ray Carrick, Marta Nicholson, Diana Sisu and Magdalena Drafiova represented DMPonline. Over the three days we had a mix of group discussions to plan the future development roadmap (results of that later), as well as developer / project manager sessions and discussions with the wider DCC and CDL team on machine-actionable DMPs.

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Lindsey Myers shares how University of York uses DMPonline

This month we are featuring a blog post from Lindsey Myers, Research Support Librarian at University of York. 

"With limited resource it is important to seize opportunities when they arise. The team quickly realised the value of DMPonline and we incorporated it into our service provision at an early stage. DMPonline is a tool that we actively promote to our research staff and research students in one-to-one appointments, at the training we deliver and online (e.g. within our RDM online tutorial)."

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Different hosting options – which way forward?

Over the past few months we’ve been reconsidering DMPonline hosting – should we move to Amazon Web Services or remain with the University of Edinburgh. Brexit and ensuring we can meet our Service Level Agreements were two major concerns in this decision-making process. After investigating options, we have decided to remain with University of Edinburgh hosting. This blog post outlines our thoughts.
 

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RDMF19 - Costing Data Management

The DCC's Research Data Management Forum was reprised at The British Library this September. The topic was 'costing data management', with contribution from funders, institutions and data stewards on how they factor the costs of research data management into project plans.

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