2019 Blog Archive

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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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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