Portage Launches DMP Assistant 2.0!
The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Portage Network is pleased to announce the launch of DMP Assistant 2.0. Hosted by the University of Alberta Library, the DMP Assistant is a national, open, bilingual data management planning (DMP) tool to help researchers better manage their data throughout the lifespan of a project. The tool develops a DMP by prompting researchers to answer a number of key data management questions, supported by best-practice guidance and examples.
Version 2.0 has several new features and benefits, including:
- The ability to ‘clone’ DMPs for use in similar projects
- The ability for institutions to create more flexible DMP templates both in terms of institutional customization as well as enhanced template development functions such as cloning, use of phases, and themes, and working from a range of new discipline- and methodology-specific templates
- New usage statistics dashboards for institutional administrators
We will be offering a series of training webinars for DMP Assistant 2.0 – more details coming soon.
Version 2.0 also features enhanced bilingualism, supported by recent upgrades to the original DMP Roadmap codebase in collaboration with the Digital Curation Centre (DCC). These upgrades will improve internationalization and multilingual support not only for the DMP Assistant, but for other instances of the DMP Roadmap codebase globally. Portage and the University of Alberta Library DMP Assistant team also employed professional translation services, with subsequent expert validation, to help ensure an enhanced and truly bilingual service.
The DMP Assistant is additionally supported by Portage’s Data Management Planning Expert Group (DMPEG). The DMPEG works to promote and nurture a strong data culture in Canada by developing and making available DMP related supports including guidelines, best practices, training resources, and content in support of templates and guidance materials, such as Exemplars, for DMP Assistant. A DMP Assistant Steering Committee has also been established to provide essential guidance, support, and direction, for the overall development, delivery, capacity and sustainability of the DMP Assistant.
For more information please contact Robyn Nicholson, Data Management Planning Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Funding in support of the Portage Network’s stewardship of research data within Canada is administered through the New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization (NDRIO).