Register for this DataONE webinar!
University of Illinois at Chicago
Are you aware that the DMPTool just released a new version? Join us at the
DataONE webinar to learn about the changes in functionality and advances
towards machine actionable DMPs. Stephanie Simms from the DMPTool will be
presenting the webinar and available to answer your DMP questions.
*Data Management Plans 2.0: Helping You Manage Your Data* presented by
Simms* from the California Digital Library and DMPTool.
*Tuesday March 13th* at 0900 Pacific / 1000 Mountain / 1100 Central /
*Register at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IgVYndWMTESs4GGo98rDdw
Full information can be found at: https://www.dataone.org/upcoming-webinar.
Abstract and bio below.
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Data management plans (DMPs) are becoming commonplace across the globe as a
result of funders requiring them with grant proposals, but they are
not being employed in ways that truly support the research enterprise. The
current manifestation of a DMP—a static document often created before a
project begins—only contributes to the perception that they are a useless
administrative exercise. Conversations about the need for
machine-actionable DMPs (also referenced as “active,” “dynamic,” or
“machine-readable” DMPs) have been brewing for a few years. We still need a
human-readable narrative, but there is now widespread recognition that,
underneath, the DMP could have more thematic, machine-actionable richness
with added value for all stakeholders: researchers, funders, repository
managers, research administrators, data librarians, etc.
The original DMPTool was launched in 2011 and has become a hugely popular
resource among researchers and the research data management community as a
hub of information about DMP requirements for US funders, especially the
NSF and NIH. The webinar will introduce the new (just launched!) version of
the DMPTool that represents a joint development effort with the Digital
Curation Centre in the UK and other international partners. Now with a
single, internationalized DMP infrastructure, our next steps will focus on
piloting machine-actionable DMP use cases. This includes engaging with
DataONE member nodes, the Research Data Alliance, and other
community-driven initiatives. Our collective vision is to transform DMPs
into a tool for better data management by embedding them into existing
workflows and exchanging information between research tools and systems.
This project is supported by an NSF EAGER grant awarded to the California
Digital Library (Award no 1745675).
Stephanie Simms is a Research Data Specialist at the California Digital
Library and Product Manager for the DMPTool. In both roles she provides the
10 University of California campuses and beyond with technical,
educational, and policy-related support for research data management and
open scholarship initiatives. Her current focus is coordinating global
efforts to transform data management plans from an annoying administrative
exercise into a useful tool for researchers, funders, and other
stakeholders by making them machine actionable.
Prior to joining the CDL, Stephanie was a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA
where she worked on geospatial data and data publishing projects. Her
own archaeological research experiences involved plenty of challenges with
managing and sharing myriad types of data, both physical and digital, and
inform her current work. She holds a PhD in Archaeology and is a member of
the DataONE Users Group and co-chair of the RDA Active DMPs Interest Group.
Amber E Budden, PhD
Director for Community Engagement and Outreach
University of New Mexico
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