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Upcoming Webinar

Analyzing, interpreting, and implementing data management plans
Tuesday November 8th
9 am Pacific / 10 am Mountain / 11am Central / 12 noon Eastern

Webinar Abstract

There continues to be a need for data management services that effectively support the needs of researchers. One key area of growth for academic libraries is serving as active collaborators with faculty and researchers as part of the research process. Recognizing this need for additional data management structures, DataONE was an early partner in a grassroots effort (along with seven other institutions) to develop the DMPTool, starting in January 2011. This was in direct response to demands from funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), that researchers create and submit plans for managing their research data.
Since then, data management plans have continued to generate interest, study, and development. This webinar panel will feature presentations and discussion drawn from recent projects that have focused on the development, implementation, and use of data management plans in academic library settings. We will share how to build working relationships with other campus offices that can bring much-needed visibility to data management plan (DMP) review services. We will also discuss a case where one DMP consultation provided a gateway to fostering deeper, more impactful research support that resulted in more robust data management practices for a multidisciplinary research team. Finally, we’ll discuss what the process of reviewing data management plans can reveal about researchers’ habits, and what recent investigations into DMP follow-through have shown.

DWS - Amanda WhitmireAmanda Whitmire Amanda is an oceanographer by training and a librarian by chance. She is Head Librarian and Bibliographer at the Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University. She earned a B.S. degree in Aquatic Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from Oregon State University. Amanda is responsible for the day-to-day management of a marine biology branch library, and most enjoys the data-related aspects of her position. These include training faculty and students in research data management best practices, keeping current with the ways and means of open scholarship, and curating both the historical and contemporary data collections of the Hopkins Marine Station. Amanda is currently working on a 23-year oceanographic time-series that started in the 1950s. She is looking forward to participating in Software Carpentry instructor training this fall. Find her on Twitter: @AWhitTwit
DWS - Heidi ImkerHeidi Imker Heidi is the Director of the Research Data Service and Associate Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Heidi leads the Research Data Service (RDS), a campus-wide service headquartered in the University Library that provides support to researchers to manage, preserve, and make their data accessible to the research community. Prior to joining the Library, Heidi was the Executive Director of the Enzyme Function Initiative, a multi-year grant involving nine universities, funded by the National Institutes of Health, and located in the Institute for Genomic Biology. Heidi holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois, and she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Harvard Medical School from 2008-2010. In these roles, she led and participated in team research that sought to analyze the ways in which enzymes function, using computational analysis of genomic sequencing data. Find her on Twitter: @imkerinfo
DWS Sarah JonesSarah Jones Sarah works at the Digital Curation Centre, a UK national service to support the higher education sector with research data management. She coordinates work on the DCC’s Data Management Planning tool - DMPonline - and undertakes research on data policy and data management planning. She has written several articles and book chapters on these topics, and co-edited 'Delivering Research Data Management Services: fundamentals of good practice'. Sarah provides advisory services, training and consultancy via the DCC and is involved in the EC-funded FOSTER, OpenAIRE and EUDAT projects. Her work in a European context focuses primarily on training and data management planning to facilitate open science and compliance with Horizon 2020 requirements. For more, follow her on twitter @sjDCC