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DMPTool Partners Awarded Funding for Enhancement

DataONE, the California Digital Library and partners were awarded a $590,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to fund further development of the popular Data Management Planning Tool (DMPTool) in 2013. The bulk of the grant will go to the UC Curation Center (UC3) at the CDL to fund improvements to the DMPTool including expanded functionality, training modules, documentation and the creation of an open-source community to sustain the DMPTool in the future.

California Digital Library and Partners Launch DataUp

October 2nd 2012 - The University of California’s Digital Library (CDL) and its partners today launched DataUp, a free data management tool.

Researchers struggling to meet new data management requirements from funders, journals and their own institutions can now use the DataUp web application and a Microsoft Excel add-in to document and archive their tabular data.

“DataUp will change the way scientists do their work, making it easy for them to manage and preserve their spreadsheet data for future use,” said Bill Michener, principal investigator for the DataONE project.

DataONENews Available Now

The first issue of the newly designed DataONENews is now available online. Featuring a report from project director Bill Michener, project updates, Working Group focus, DataONE Users Group report and Member Node description the new style newsletter is designed to bring you more timely and comprehensive information about the project. The above will all be regular features and we will gladly receive feedback on other ideas you would like us to consider.

DataONE goes LIVE!

As the earth and environmental sciences evolve to be more data-intensive, discovering, integrating and analyzing massive amounts of heterogeneous information becomes critical to enable researchers to address complex questions about our environment and our role within it. DataONE, the Data Observation Network for Earth, today released technology capable of providing researchers access to globally distributed, networked data from a single point of discovery.

DataONE Video Contest Opens: Win $250

Excited about data management and data sharing? Want to enthuse others with your infectious commitment to metadata?

If we are candid: one of the barriers to making data public is that talking about data management, ethics and sharing too frequently strikes scientists as boring. Scientists laud the dogged commitment to all sorts of routine but mission-critical tasks – Pipetting? Please! – but have a hard time sitting still to talk about data management. We need to figure out how to talk about data management and sharing!

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