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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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We have lift off - DMPRoadmap launches!

We’re delighted to announce that the DMPTool and DMPonline sites are both now running from the new joint DMPRoadmap codebase. We pushed the MVP out to test last month and have now migrated our production services. There are lots of exciting new features. Read more in the post!
 
Image: 'Fireworks' CC-BY-ND by bbtburnham

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DMPonline evolves - new release with new themes imminent!

We’re very close to the first official DMPRoadmap MVP release. We pushed this out to test and did a demo of new features at IDCC last week. The DMPTool has migrated to the new code already and we are set to push into production next week!

This news item is to alert UK admin users to the changes, specifically around the legacy guidance and how this has been migrated to new DMP themes.

Front page image credit: Image CC-BY by twin-loc.fr

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New AHRC Data Management Plan template

The Arts and Humanities Research Council is making some significant changes to its research data policy implementation. From Monday 29th March 2018, it is removing its requirement for a Technical Plan and as such disbanding its Technical College. In its place will be a requirement to submit a Data Management Plan. This will be mandatory for all Research Grants, Follow on Funding and Leadership Fellows proposals.

There will be a period of crossover between Technical Plans and Data Management Plans when both plans are in the system. Any proposals that are being considered for submission should start using the Data Management Plan. As such, the DCC has added the new template to its DMPonline tool. Now, when you select the AHRC as your funder, two template options appear. We will retire the AHRC Technical Plan template when the new requirements are in force.

Homepage image credit: CC-0 'Template' by Marcu Iochim 

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Roll up, roll up! Get yer DMP update here.

Last month saw a busy Active DMPs and Domain Repositories Interest Groups joint session at the RDA Plenary at Montreal. Two new working groups have been launched to advance work in this area: one on developing Common Standards for DMPs and another on Exposing DMPs. In addition, there are multiple active projects in this space including ezDMP, the University of Queensland’s Data Management Records approach, FAIRsharing and our own DMPRoadmap project. All the slides and notes from the RDA session are available from the session link above if you want to find out more. The working groups are just starting to get underway too, so please review their plans and contribute if you can.
 
We’ve been progressing the machine-actionable DMP agenda through the DMPRoadmap team too. With support from an RDA Europe collaboration award, we integrated the disciplinary Metadata Standards Directory (MSD) into the tool. Template administrators can choose the MSD as an answer format for metadata questions so users can browse the directory from within the tool. We’d love your feedback on this – both admins trialling it on templates and end users selecting standards. Can you find relevant standards easily? Is the functionality intuitive? Are there other features or additions you would like to see? Please try it out at https://dmponline-test.dcc.ac.uk and let us know.

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New DMP templates

There are some new DMP templates in DMPonline for you to look out for. These reflect the new guidelines issued by the European Research Council (ERC) and the Wellcome Trust. 

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Survey on the Horizon 2020 FAIR DMP template

You may have seen the announcements about the survey OpenAIRE has released on the Horizon 2020 FAIR Data Management Plan template. 
We've had over 170 responses so far, but want to increase the proportion of those who come from research community. We'd be really grateful of your support and personal contacts to help us distribute this far and wide. 
 
 
Image: survey party CC-BY-NC-ND by m kasahara
 
 
 
 

 

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On the right track(s) - DCC release draws nigh

Monthly update on DMPonline and DMPRoadmap covering our latest release being out to test, machine-actionable DMP updates and where you can see us out and about

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Active, actionable DMPs

We had a spectacularly productive IDCC last month thanks to everyone who participated in the various meetings and events focused on the DMPRoadmap project and machine-actionable DMPs. Thank you, thank you! Sarah has since taken the traveling road show onward to a meeting at CERN (slides) and Stephanie discussed institutional infrastructure for DMPs at a meeting of California data librarians. In the midst of travels we’ve been wrangling the mountain of inputs into a draft white paper on machine-actionable DMP use cases. For now, we offer a preview of the report and an invitation to keep the momentum going at the RDA plenary in Barcelona, which is just around the corner (5–7 April).

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