DMPOnline for UCL researchers: a tool to help write your Data Management Plan

By Daniel Van Strien, on 3 July 2017

Data Management Plans have become a requirement for a growing number of research funders. Knowing what to include in a plan can be a challenge for researchers. DMPOnline is a tool which helps researchers develop Data Management Plans by providing templates alongside guidance for each section of the plan. DMPOnline allows you to share your plan with collaborators, export to a variety of different formats and follow templates for the major funders.

Recently the Research Data Management team in UCL Library Services has developed a customised version of DMPOnline. This customised guidance aims to provide UCL researchers with information on local support, infrastructure and services available at UCL.

You can begin using the UCL customised version of DMPOnline by signing in or creating a new account on DMPOnline and choosing UCL as your organisation.  DMPOnline is easy to use but we have also developed additional instructions. We are still in the process of developing the guidance on DMPOnline, if you have any comments please email lib-researchsupport@ucl.ac.uk.

If you would like further support on developing a plan or would like us to review a draft of the plan please send us an email: lib-researchsupport@ucl.ac.uk. Please try and allow at least two weeks before submission of an application for us to review draft plans.

What is a Data Access Statement and do I need one in my publication?

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 22 September 2015

Some research funders such as the EPSRC require you to include Data Access Statements in your pending publications. The RCUK Policy on Open Access also states that

“All papers must include details of the funding that supported the research and, if applicable, a statement on how the underlying research materials – such as data, samples or models – can be accessed.”

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I am about to publish my article, where can I deposit my data?

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 21 September 2015

Some research funders such as the EPSRC require you to make openly available (where appropriate) datasets supporting your pending publications.

UCL Discovery is a repository that can be used to make publicly accessible such small datasets underpinning your publications. It is free of charge for UCL researchers.

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How can I comply with EPSRC’s expectations on data management?

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 17 September 2015

As of the 1st of May 2015 projects funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council have to comply with several new expectations related to the management and accessibility of research data.

UCL guidance for EPSRC-funded researchers is available online and explains how to comply with the council’s Research Data policy.