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data management plan

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It seems fitting to write this as I take the train to Maastricht to visit our third DMPonline customer. This time last year we were putting the finishing touches to the new deployment of DMPMaastricht.

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!

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.

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.

You may have seen the announcements about the survey OpenAIRE has released on the Horizon 2020 FAIR Data Management Plan template. We're looking for specific feedback to help us understand what works well and what doesn’t so recommendations can be put back to the European Commission.

The European Commission has released new Guidelines on FAIR Data Management in Horizon 2020. There are a few key changes and a new template for DMPs which has been added to DMPonline.

The FOSTER project is running a moderated version of it's online Horizon 2020 Open Research Data pilot course from 6-10th June 2016.
To participate, there are a few things you need to do:

The DCC is involved in a few European Commission funded projects at the moment, namely FOSTER, OpenAIRE and EUDAT. On each we're providing training and support about open data, data management planning and Horizon 2020.

Supporting and reviewing Data Management Plans

The EPSRC Policy Framework on Research Data states that project specific data management policies and plans should exist for all data.
Unlike other RCUK funders, the EPSRC does not expect DMPs to be submitted as part of grant applications, but it expects they will nonetheless be in place as part of good research practice.

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