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Oxford DMPonline Progress Report, December 2012

At this stage in the Oxford DMPonline Project, the principal developments required to achieve the envisaged Oxford DMPonline service have been undertaken.  Over the next several weeks they will be integrated into a coherent whole, customized for Oxford University researchers … Continue reading

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DMP questions – comparisons and conclusions

This blog post compares sets of data management planning questions, following their alignment in a spreadsheet whose creation is described in the previous blog post, and draws general conclusions about such question sets. Characteristics of each set of questions The … Continue reading

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DMP questions – description and alignment

This blog post described various sets of data management planning questions from different sources and their alignment in a spreadsheet to permit their comparison. The following post will compare these different sets of data management planning questions, and will suggest … Continue reading

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Twenty Questions for Research Data Management

A Web  entry form that permits creation of a data management plan using these questions is now available at http://www.miidi.org/dmp/. [Notes: These questions were revised on 22 March 2012 and again on 11 June 2012.   Further changes to improve … Continue reading

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How should a data management plan be structured?

We recently held a small meeting to discuss the teaching of good data management practice to graduate students at the University of Oxford, which at present happens only to a very limited extent.  Allowing for our shared roles, those attending … Continue reading

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Why YOU need a data management plan

I recently learned of the following sad tale, reported by Peter Murray-Rust last August on his blog at http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2011/08/01/why-you-need-a-data-management-plan/.  I re-post just the image here, as a salutory story, and encourage people to read the original. Peter wrote: “”The following … Continue reading

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