The University of California and several partners have released an enhanced and much anticipated version of the Data Management Planning Tool (DMPTool), a free tool that helps researchers and their institutions create effective data management plans required by the federal government.
“The DMPTool, whose development was led by the UC Curation Center (UC3) in Oakland, is a critical service to UC faculty and an essential component in the suite of data management tools provided to researchers by the UC San Diego Library, ” according to David Minor, Director of the Library’s Research Data Curation Program.
The DMPTool aids researchers with a critical component of research practice required by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF). Under the 2013 Office of Science and Technology Policy directive, this requirement will expand to nearly all federal agencies within the next year.“This innovative technology was created by a talented group of colleagues working together,” said Patricia Cruse, Director of the UC Curation Center (UC3). “This highlights the importance of collaboration in the success of complex projects such as this.”Read the UC press release in its entirety.
To learn more about using the DMPTool and the data management, curation and sharing services available to UCSD faculty and researchers, visit UCSD’s Research Data Curation Program (RDCP) website or email the RCDP for assistance in getting started with data management.