Category Archives: Data Management Plans

New Wellcome Trust policy for research outputs

Last week, the Wellcome Trust announced an update to their policy on managing and sharing research data, which is now a Policy on data, software and materials management and sharing. Researchers applying to Wellcome in future will be required to … Continue reading

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Focus on RDM tools: DMPOnline

The OU offers a range of tools and services which are designed to help researchers plan, manage, work with and share their research data. Over the coming weeks I’m going to focus on a few of these tools and services … Continue reading

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Planning for research data management

Yesterday, Wendy Mears and I ran a workshop on research data management for doctoral students. We used a Data Management Plan template to discuss issues around data management and sharing, which gave attendees an opportunity to start drafting their own … Continue reading

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Training for postgraduate research students

This morning I ran a session for research students on research data management. The aim of the session was to go away with an outline of a data management plan to discuss with supervisors. The session was well attended and … Continue reading

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Have you got your licence?

I’ve recently been helping some colleagues in the Science faculty to put together a Data Management Plan for the EU funded Europlanet project (see my recent post for more information on the EU Horizon 2020 open data pilot). One of the issues … Continue reading

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Keep your eyes on the Horizon (2020)

This week I met with 2 research teams who are embarking on projects within the EU’s Horizon 2020 funding stream to talk about research data management and sharing. A novelty for Horizon 2020 is the introduction of a research data … Continue reading

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New Research Data Management guidance for projects

I’d like to tell you about 2 new guidance documents which have recently been published on the RDM intranet site: 5 essential steps for your new project and  the end of project checklist. These documents contain advice for researchers at different stages of the … Continue reading

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Well begun is half done : 3 good reasons to write a DMP

Please note: many of the links in this post are internal only. In recent years, an increasing number of funders have mandated the submission of a Data Management Plan (DMP) either during the bid stage or at the beginning of … Continue reading

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