The DMPTool and DMPOnline teams are pleased to announce a new article outlining the visions, strategies, and future developments for the respective projects. Access it here: http://www.ijdc.net/index.php/ijdc/article/view/225
Citation: Sallans, A., Donnelly, M. (2012). DMP Online and DMPTool: Different Strategies Towards a Shared Goal. International Journal of Digital Curation, 7(2), 123–129.
This paper provides a comparative discussion of the strategies employed in the UK’s DMP Online tool and the US’s DMPTool, both designed to provide a structured environment for research data management planning (DMP) with explicit links to funder requirements. Following the Sixth International Digital Curation Conference, held in Chicago in December 2010, a number of US institutions partnered with the Digital Curation Centre’s DMP Online team to learn from their experiences while developing a US counterpart. DMPTool arrived in beta in August 2011 and released a production version in November 2011. This joint paper will compare and contrast use cases, organizational and national/cultural characteristics that have influenced the development decisions, outcomes achieved so far, and planned future developments.