Users of DMP Online can now benefit from guidance created specifically for University of Oxford researchers.
DMP Online is a free web-based service from the Digital Curation Centre which allows researchers to create a data management plan for their research project. Templates from a range of major UK funders are available (suitable for creating the data management plans often now required as part of grant applications), plus a generic template for general use.
Guidance on completing each section of the plan is also provided. Users have previously been able to view guidance from the appropriate funding body and/or the DCC, but anyone creating a plan and specifying the University of Oxford as their institution will now also see a third set of guidance. In addition to providing general good practice advice, the Oxford guidance points researchers at Oxford services and information sources that may be of use.
To create a data management plan using DMP Online, visit the website and click Sign Up. Complete your details as requested (if you choose, you can then link your profile to your institutional credentials, allowing you to log in using your Oxford SSO username and password). Then click Create Plan to choose a template, and select the guidance that you’d like to see.
Oxford researchers can get further advice on research data management planning from the Research Data Oxford website, or from the IT Services Research Support team. A regular Research Data Management Planning course (which makes use of DMP Online) is also offered via the IT Learning Programme.