The DMPTool will be unavailable on Sunday March 15, 2015 from 8:00am until 10:00am (PDT) for maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Do you love all things data management as much as we do? Then join our team! We are hiring a person to help manage the DMPTool, including development prioritization, promotion, outreach, and education. The position is funded for two years with the potential for an extension pending funding and budgets. You would be based in the amazing city of Oakland CA, home of the California Digital Library. Read more at jobs.ucop.edu or download the PDF description: Data Management Product Manager (4116).
Product Management (30%): Ensure the DMPTool remains a viable and relevant application. Update funder requirements, maintain the integrity of publicly available DMPs, contact partner institutions to report issues, and review DMPTool guidance and content for currency. Evaluates and presents new technologies and industry trends. Recommends those that are applicable to current products or services and the organization’s long-range, strategic plans. Identifies, organizes, and participates in technical discussions with key advisory groups and other customers/clients. Identifies additional opportunities for value added product/service delivery based on customer/client interaction and feedback.
Marketing and Ourtreach (20%): Develop and implement strategies for promoting the DMPTool. Create marketing materials, update website content, contacting institutions, and present at workshops and/or conferences. Develops and participates in marketing and professional outreach activities and informational campaigns to raise awareness of product or service including communicating developments and updates to the community via social media. This includes maintaining the DMPTool blog, Twitter and Facebook accounts, GitHub Issues, and listservs.
Project Management (30%): Develops project plans including goals, deliverables, resources, budget and timelines for enhancements of the DMPTool. Acting as product/service liaison across the organization, external agencies and customers to ensure effective production, delivery and operation of the DMPTool.
Strategic Planning (10%): Assist in strategic planning, prioritizing and guiding future development of the DMPTool. Pursue outside collaborations and funding opportunities for future DMPTool development including developing an engaged community of DMPTool users (researchers) and software developers to contribute to the codebase. Foster and engage open source community for future maintenance and enhancement.
Reporting (10%): Provides periodic content progress reports outlining key activities and progress toward achieving overall goals. Develops and reports on metrics/key performance indicators and provides corresponding analysis.
To apply, visit jobs.ucop.edu (Requisition No. 20140735)
There’s always room for improvement, and that’s certainly the case with the DMPTool. Do you have a suggestion on how to make it better? Or did you discover a bug while customizing the tool for your campus? We want to hear from you! Submit your suggestions for enhancements or bugs you’ve found using our GitHub Issue Tracker.
Due to maintenance, the DMPTool will be unavailable on Saturday Oct 18 from 8:00pm (20:00) until 11:59pm (23:59) PT. We apologize for the inconvenience.
On July 31, 2014 the US Department of Energy’s Office of Science issued new requirements for the management of digital research data. Those requirements are now available in the DMPTool. All proposals for research funding submitted to the Office of Science will be required to include a Data Management Plan that describes whether and how the digital research data generated in the course of the proposed research will be shared and preserved.
The new requirements were formulated in response to a February 2013 Office of Science and Technology Policy directive requiring all Federal agencies over $100 million in R&D expenditures ensuring that recipients of research grant sand contract develop Data Management Plans as part of their research proposals.
The new requirements will appear in funding solicitations and invitations issued by the Office of Science beginning October 1, 2014. A statement of the new requirements, including guidance on development of a Data Management Plan, can be found on the Office of Science website at http://science.energy.gov/funding-opportunities/digital-data-management/.
In the simplest terms, APIs are sets of requirements that govern how one application can talk to another. APIs aren’t at all new; whenever you use a desktop or laptop, APIs are what make it possible to move information between programs—for instance, by cutting and pasting a snippet of a LibreOffice document into an Excel spreadsheet. System-level APIs makes it possible for applications like LibreOffice to run on top of an OS like Windows in the first place.
- You want the number of people who have completed plans for each of the different funders at your institution.
- You want to download all of the templates that admins at your institution have created.
- You want the DMPTool to directly deposit a copy of a plan into your institutional repository.
Due to maintenance to the servers hosting the MySQL databases, DMPTool will be unavailable on Saturday July 12 at 6:00 PM PT until Sunday July 13 at 1:00 AM PT. During this time, a maintenance page will display.
Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns regarding this downtime.
It’s been nearly a month since we released DMPTool2, and by all accounts the new version of the application is a success. We have a few bugs to work out but generally the response to the tool has been positive. If you have feature requests or bugs to report, please visit our GitHub Issues page. Below are a few usage statistics for the tool that Perry Willett pulled together:
Number of plans & users for last 12 months
Cummulative plans & users since Oct 2011
Want to make some graphs of your own? Here are the data.
There are now 117 participating institutions that have either configured their campus single-signon or customized the DMPTool for their users. There are participating organizations in 41 states and the District of Columbia; California leads all states with 20 participating organizations. A map of all participating organizations is available here.
The DMPTool partners are pleased to announce a half-day workshop at the upcoming DataONE Users Group meeting in Frisco, CO July 6th and 7th.
Reduced rate hotel reservations can be made at:
DataONE Users Group Meeting
until Thursday June 5th.
The half day workshop on the afternoon of Monday July 7th will introduce the recently released version 2 of the widely used DMPTool.
It will introduce new and existing users to data management plan requirements, features of the new tool for the completion of comprehensive Data Management Plans that meet funder requirements, highlight key features for specific user groups, and will culminate with hands-on practice using the tool. All stakeholders are invited, with particular emphasis on researchers, research administrators, funders, and librarians/IT managers.
Registration for the workshop, and the broader DataONE User Group (DUG) meeting, is free. Further information on the DUG, meeting and workshop agendas (see also below) and registration information is available at: http://www.dataone.org/dataone-users-group.
Attendees can register directly at:
DataONE Users Group Meeting website.
The workshop will be led by:
- Andrew Sallans (Center for Open Science)
- Patricia Cruse (California Digital Library)
- Amber Budden (DataONE)
We look forward to seeing you there.
- Overview of data management planning requirements
- Creating a plan with the DMPTool; funder templates, collaborative workspace, supporting materials
- Specialized tracks (hands-on section):
- Researchers: writing and collaborating on data management plans
- Research administrators/funders/librarians/IT managers:
customization of the DMPTool for institutions, funders, etc.
- Next Steps and feedback; round table discussion exploring usability of the current tool and desired functionality for v3.
The long-awaited DMPTool version 2 is released today, thanks to the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Currently the DMPTool supports 115 institutions and more than 9100 users, and with this release we expect these numbers to grow rapidly. The new DMPTool is chock-full of new stuff, including:
- New user interface with embedded tips and help throughout
- Library of publicly available data management plans
- Assigning plan co-owners for better collaboration
- New help on data management in general
- Frequently Asked Questions, where users can submit questions and get answers
- 90-second video explaining the DMPTool
- Quick-start guide for creating a DMP
- Up-to-date data management funder requirements
For institution administrators
- New administrator interface that allows self service of DMPTool setup
- Information about becoming a DMPTool partner institution
- New resources for promoting the DMPTool, including posters, postcards, and slide decks (see below)
- Capabilities for institutional branding (logos, contact information)
- Review functionality – set up informal or formal review of institutional DMPs
- DMP template creation from scratch
- Granular assignment of institutional administrator roles
- Detailed help for using the new administrator functions
Get started promoting the new DMPTool! Use these resources
All are available at http://dmptool.org/promote