DMPonline charging for administrative users

In November 2016, I wrote about how changes in our income streams meant that we would be introducing charges for more of our services over the coming years. In August, I wrote to UK university DMPonline admin users to inform them that we would be taking action on this from November 2018. In this news item I set out further detail on how this model will apply to organisational users around the world and also to give some reassurances. In particular, we wish to make clear:

  • DMPonline will remain free at the point of use for researchers to develop, share, publish and maintain data management plans, regardless of whether their institution or funder has a subscription

We have no plans to change this model at any time in the future.

 

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Open Access week 2018

It will be a busy Open Access week as usual with DCC colleagues involved in a number of events. As you’d expect, we’ll be presenting and answering questions on Research Data Management, Open Data, FAIR and DMPs. Here's a summary of where you can catch up with us!

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DCC job fairy

We have a great job opening at the DCC to join the DMPonline team. We're looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to lead on customer liaison and outreach. You'll join a team of developers and support staff who collaborate to deliver the tool for the UK higher education sector, as well as an increasing number of overseas customers.

 

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Webinar: DMPonline - new directions

As part of Open Access week, the DCC will be giving a webinar on recent developments in DMPonline. To join please register via GoToMeeting.

In Spring we launched the new DMPRoadmap platform with our colleagues at the California Digital Library. This was a major upgrade to the codebase and incorporated a redesign of the front end and underlying data model. Performance improvements and a number of new features were also added. We have continued to add more features over Summer and Autumn, particularly for administrative users and will demo these. The webinar will also cover the new subscription model and some of the most Frequently Asked Questions emerging about the contract and service delivery.

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Open Science training courses

FOSTER’s draft Open Science training courses are now open for public consultation.

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Job - consultancy lead at DCC

We've got a new job opening at the DCC following the departure of Martin Donnelly, our consultancy lead, to take up a post in Research Data Services in Edinburgh. We're looking for someone to join us who will take the lead in our programme of consultancy. This is a senior role and also offers wider opportunities to engage in other areas that we're active in.

We aim to get 20% - 30% of our annual income from consultancy activity. Historically this has been highly varied, from short reports that take up a few days time of one individual to extended programmes that utilise multiple members of staff over periods of a year or more. It involves organisations around the world and stretches well beyond academia. Keeping a steady stream of consultancy activity requires outreach and innovative thinking from the person who will take up this role. You will work with the DCC Director and other area leads to decide on opportunities to pursue, allocate staff to consultancy engagements and manage the overall progress of the programme.

Depending on your skills and interests you'll spend time on other areas of DCC activity as well. In recent months, these have included training  for universities and researchers in the UK, Japan, Malaysia, Norway and South Africa, and work for funders such as the ERC and Wellcome Trust and for UK national research facilities. We're also partners in European initiatives such as EOSCPilot, RDA Europe 4 and Openaire and run services such as DMPonline for customers around the world. There's also our annual conference, IDCC, and much more. We offer flexible working practices and a supportive working environment with a diverse and friendly team in Edinburgh and Glasgow. We encourage applications from all communities.

Applications close at 1700 UK time (UTC+1) on Tuesday August 28th. We expect interviews to be in the week commencing September 3rd, most likely on the 7th. To apply, you'll need to use the University of Edinburgh's online recruitment system. You will need existing experience in digital curation or research data management; consultancy experience is not necessary but is an advantage should you have it. For the right candidate, this is an ideal opportunity to broaden your knowledge and experience. We look forward to hearing from you.

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IDCC 2019 - Submissions are open

We're delighted to announce that submissions for IDCC19 are now open and we aready to receive your contributions. Find out more about the conference theme, guidelines for submission and deadlines.

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