28 March 2012

JISC Managing Research Data Programme workshop on Data Management Planning, 23 March 2012

Simon Hodson, Programme Manager has made the presentations from this workshop available at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/di_researchmanagement/managingresearchdata/dmpworkshop.aspx

The presentations were about projects tasked to explore the challenges of designing and implementing data management plans for research projects or for departments in specific disciplines, and to customise and implement the DCC's DMPonline tool for specific uses.  DATUM in Action is one of the projects (see http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/di_researchmanagement/managingresearchdata/planning.aspx and http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/di_researchmanagement/managingresearchdata/dmponline.aspx for all projects).

David Shotton’s analysis of various DMP templates was particularly interesting and DCC’s demo of Version 3 of their DMPOnline looks very promising. (See David’s blogposts on the Oxford DMPonline Project http://datamanagementplanning.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/dmp-questions-description-and-alignment/ and http://datamanagementplanning.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/dmp-questions-comparisons-and-conclusions/ and Kelly Miller’s blog post summarising suggestions for further developing the DCC DMPOnline http://www.dcc.ac.uk/news/future-plans-dmp-online)

For a list of current interim outputs from all the JISC-funded data management planning projects see https://docs.google.com/document/d/1khPrdQ2JNVWYYMtHTN40TdbueJ2agpxwWMpYfiZcN6M/edit   

The results of a competition at the workshop to gather participants' opinion as to:
1) which project had produced the most reusable outputs;
2) which project had produced the most potentially significant outputs (even if they were not yet reusable); and
3) which project participants wanted to find out more after the workshop.

The winners in each category were:
1) Richard Plant, University of Sheffield, for the Data Management Storage and Planning for Psychology http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/psychology/research/groups/dmsppsych ; http://dmsppsych.blogspot.co.uk/
2) Julie McLeod, University of Northumbria, for the Datum in Action Project http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/ceis/re/isrc/themes/rmarea/datum/action/ ; http://datumrdm.blogspot.co.uk/
3) David Shotton, for the Oxford DMPonline Project http://datamanagementplanning.wordpress.com/

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