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.

Drop-in Clinic with the UK Data Service – 23 May

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 12 May 2016

Experts from the UK Data Service  will advise research staff and students on working with qualitative and quantitative research data.

The UKUKDataService Data Service (UKDS) is funded by ESRC and is the country’s largest archive of social science and economic research data.

Four UKDS representatives will provide advice and guidance on a range of topics, including informed consent, data storage and security, anonymisation techniques, documentation standards, and more.

This Research Data Drop-in Clinic will be held on Monday, 23 May 2016 from 12:00 – 2:00pm at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (Keppel Street London WC1E 7HT).

Admission: Drop-in. No registration is required. Open to all Bloomsbury research staff and students. See for further information and venue details.

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

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 17 September 2015

As of March 2015 ERSC-funded projects have to comply with the council’s updated Research Data Policy.

UCL guidance for ESRC-grant holders and grant applicants is available online and explains how to comply with the Economic and Social Research Council’s new expectations related to the management and accessibility of research data.