Announcing the FASEB Dataworks! Data Management Plan Challenge

Crossposted from the FASEB website

Biomedical and biological researchers writing data management plans frequently ask for examples of excellent DMPs that incorporate their data types and specific storage, access, and IP requirements. To respond to this need, and to celebrate excellence in managing and sharing biomedical and biological data, FASEB announces the DataWorks! Data Management Plan Challenge.

We are seeking DMPs that incorporate image data types, human subjects data, and big data into a template based on the 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan Requirements (NOT-OD-014). We invite you to amend your existing DMP or create one specifically for this competition for a chance to win one of 10 Outstanding NIH DMSP awards, each of which includes a prize of $500. 

The competition is a joint initiative with DMPTool, the Research Data Access and Preservation Association, and the Network of National Libraries of Medicine.

How to Enter

Rules for Submission

  • The DMP must describe a current or past biological or biomedical research project that uses or generates images or human subjects data and generates big data. 
  • The DMP must use the FASEB DataWorks! template in the DMPTool. You will need to register for an account (it’s free) to access the template.
  • The DMP should be in English no more than two single-spaced pages in length.
  • The DMP must be prepared using the DMPTool and made publicly available online. 
  • DMP Challenge submissions must use the FASEB submissions form and include a DMP-ID generated through the DMPTool.
  • The author(s) must complete the submission form by 11:59 pm EDT January 31.

Because of legal restrictions beyond our control, while anyone submitting a DMP will be considered for an award, the monetary component of the award is only available to participants who are eligible to work in the United States.

Evaluation

Valid submissions will be reviewed by a panel of expert judges, guided by a DMP rubric based on the Belmont Forum and DART Project, and aligned with the NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing requirements.  We expect to notify the winners via email by March 1 and publicly announce them at the March DataWorks! Salon and on our website and social media. Contact the Challenge organizers with any questions.

The evaluation rubric is available here.

Our panel judges are:

  • Nicole Contaxis, MLIS, Data Librarian and Lead, NYU Data Catalog, New York University Health Sciences Library
  • Ariel Deardorff, MLIS, Data Services Librarian, University of California San Francisco 
  • Nina Exner, PhD, Research Data Librarian and Associate Professor, Scholarly Communications and Publishing, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Lisa Federer, PhD, Data Science and Open Science Librarian 
  • Carrie Iwema, PhD, Coordinator of Basic Science Research Support, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh 
  • Genevieve Milliken, MSLIS, Data Services Librarian, New York University Health Sciences Library
  • Elizabeth Suelzer, MLIS, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Medical College of Wisconsin

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