Blogs

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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Come learn with us, part 3

Come learn with us, part 2

DMPonline user group at the London School of Economics

On the 17th September 2019 we ran a user group at the London School of Economics. For the first time we had a user group with subscribers from the UK, Sweden, Finland and the Netherlands so we could look at the tool from different perspectives and backgrounds. It was great to discuss how you use DMPonline, which new functionalities you wish us to add to the tool, and to get your feedback on our future plans and developments.

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Full steam ahead!

Following on from our user group last week, the DMPonline team met yesterday and has prioritised the feature requests you raised. Ray Carrick started work for the DCC on Monday so we have doubled developer effort, and with Marta rejoining later in the year we’re pressing full steam ahead!

 

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DMPonline at Maastricht University Medical Center

This month we are sharing a blog post from Maastricht University Medical Center written by Mirjam Kamps.

"Since more and more funders require researchers to write a Data Management Plan we were looking for a tool with added value for the researchers. We were aiming for a user-friendly tool with opportunities for development. That is why two years ago we decided to start working with a local version of DMPonline: DMPMaastricht."

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Come learn with us!

Just over a week in and we all continue to be overwhelmed by responses to our new MOOC* on Delivering Research Data Management Services. We have over 1400 learners from 116 countries and they have been very active in the discussion forum. Literally hundreds of comments and questions - and such insightful responses to the material.

Our MOOC runs until 14th October and will run again later in the year or early 2020. Find out more at: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/delivering-research-data-management-services

* A MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course. Our MOOC is available on the FutureLearn platform and is free to all.

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An Analysis of Open Science Policies in Europe - New report from DCC and SPARC Europe

Today we, in collaboration with SPARC Europe are publishing the fourth version of the Analysis of Open Science Policies in Europe report  which demonstrates a move towards a stronger focus on open research data, and open science across European science policy landscape.

 

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DMPonline@TU Delft

This month we are featuring a story from DMPonline@TU Delft written by Madeleine de Smaele and Marta Teperek.

"Good research data management involves careful handling and organisation of research data throughout the research lifecycle and is a necessary prerequisite for effective data sharing and greater openness. For just doing that, TU Delft Library recently introduced DMPonline to help guide TU Delft researchers through the data management planning process."

 

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DMP inspiration down under

I've had a number of inspiring DMP discussions over the last few weeks, both Australian and European based. Here in Oz, funders do not require data management plans like they do in the UK and USA. This has led to the growth of quite different tools as institutions fit the DMP to local priorities.

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