DMP

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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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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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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DMPonline release notes: April 2019

In April 2019 DMPonline release we pushed out loads of improvement on plan review and plan formatting. 

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DMPonline user group: where next?

We've run a couple of user group sessions over the last few weeks and have been processing your ideas to plan our development roadmap.

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Promoting FAIR principles in the healthcare field

A brief report on a new project that the DCC is involved with and which encourages participation, FAIR4Health.

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DMPonline: up, up and away

2018 has been action-packed for DMPonline with the launch of the DMPRoadmap codebase, major new releases, the rollout of a new subscription model and switch to multi-tenant deployment of the DCC-hosted service. We have grown from 3 to 23 customers in the last quarter and have been busy visiting our early adopters from Finland and Maastricht in the final days before Christmas to make plans for next year. We welcome a new full-time member of staff to the DMPonline support team in January and are planning a series of training events and user group sessions in Spring. Read full details in the year in review.

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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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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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