[ESIP-all] DataONE Webinar Series: Data Management Plans 2.0: Helping You Manage Your Data. Tuesday March 13th at 0900 Pacific

Amber Budden aebudden at dataone.unm.edu
Thu Mar 8 17:52:33 EST 2018

Dear Colleagues

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 Stephanie Simms from the California Digital Library and DMPTool. 
Tuesday March 13th at 0900 Pacific / 1000 Mountain / 1100 Central / 1200 Eastern.

Register at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IgVYndWMTESs4GGo98rDdw <https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IgVYndWMTESs4GGo98rDdw>

Full information can be found at: https://www.dataone.org/upcoming-webinar <https://www.dataone.org/upcoming-webinar>. Abstract and bio below.

DataONE webinars are recorded and made available online later the same day.  You can review previous webinars at: https://www.dataone.org/previous-webinars/2017 <https://www.dataone.org/previous-webinars/2017>.


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).

Speaker Bio
Stephanie Simms
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
1312 Basehart SE
Albuquerque NM 87106

cell: 505.205.7675
aebudden at dataone.unm.edu

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