DMPonline

Getting our ducks in a row

Recent activity on the Roadmap project encompasses two major themes: 1) machine-actionable data management plans and 2) kicking off co-development of the shared codebase.

Image credit: 'Get Your Ducks in a Row' CC-BY-SA by Cliff Johnson

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The 20:51 sprint (Roadmap team-building: UK edition)

This week we hosted the DMPTool team to flesh out our plans for ‘roadmap’ – the joint codebase we’re building together based on DMPonline and DMPTool. The key focus was reviewing and prioritising tasks for an initial release.  Building on discussions from the earlier US visit, we confirmed what work was to be done and agreed to begin with some well-defined, short tasks as a test of our co-development procedures. With everyone taking leave over the coming weeks, the first sprint will start in mid-July at which point we’ll begin adding documentation to the Github repository.

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DMPonline / DMPTool roadmap - reciprocal visits

Our collaboration with the DMPTool team continues. Marta was in Oakland at the end of May and we're preparing to host the US team in Glasgow next week. We've been experiencing Californian weather for the past few weeks - hope it lasts long enough so they experience Scotland at its best. 

Below is an update from Stephanie on Marta's visit. We'll post more news soon on the UK side of the trip.

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DMPonline: new release

We’re pleased to announce a new release to DMPonline, the DCC’s online tool for Data Management Planning. The current version of DMPonline is 4.1 was released in May 2015 and included a comment feature, improved guidance on signing in with institutional credentials, enhanced deployment guidance and proposed methods for internationalisation.

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Software Management Plan Service prototype live

Guest blog post by Mike Jackson, Software Architect at the Software Sustainability Institute. Reposted from the SSI blog.  

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DMPonline roadmap

Interest in DMPonline continues to grow. We receive around 150 new users each month and over 30 institutions are customising the tool. Over the last few months we’ve been taking stock to prioritise work and are pleased to release a roadmap for development in 2015.

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Where are they now? An RDM update from the University of Northampton

The latest in our series of catch-up blog posts is from Miggie Pickton at the University of Northampton.

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DMPonline API - get involved!

We've submitted an entry under Jisc's research #dataspring to develop an API for DMPonline and are looking for partners. 

This API will enable the community-driven development of stable and robust extensions to DMPonline through which institutions, researchers, funders and other stakeholders can leverage their investment in data management planning.

 

 

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New EPSRC template in DMPonline

We're pleased to announce that there's now an EPSRC template in DMPonline.

This used the DCC Checklist for a Data Management Plan as its basic framework, and provides details from the EPSRC policy expectations to help users respond.

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Where are they now? An RDM update from the University of Edinburgh

As part of our series to catch up with participants from the institutional engagement programme, this month we have an update from Stuart MacDonald at the University of Edinburgh. Stuart has recently started a one-year secondment as Research Data Management Service Coordinator. His update reports on the completion of phase 1 of the RDM roadmap.

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