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Webinar Series on Data Management & DMPTool

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One of the services we run at the California Digital Library is the DMPTool – this is an online tool that helps researchers create data management plans by guiding them through a series of prompts based on funder requirements. The tool provides resources and help in the form of links, help text, and suggested answers. It was developed by the CDL and many partners a couple of years ago, and it’s been wildly successful.

As a result of this success, we received two generous one-year grants: one from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to develop out and improve upon the existing DMPTool (read more in this post); and one from theInstitute of Museum and Library Services, focused on creating resources for librarians interested in promoting the DMPTool at their institutions.

Based on input from a group of librarians back in February, we determined that a webinar series would be useful for introducing the tool, communicating how to use it effectively, and describing how it can be customized for institutional needs. We plan to present webinars on Tuesdays, with current plans for ~15 webinars. The series will go into Fall 2013.

A few things to note:

  • All webinars will be recorded and made available for viewing afterward.
  • The webinar schedule might change a bit depending on presenters’ availability.
  • We are always interested in new webinar ideas; please send them to or leave them as a comment below.
  • We plan to collect these webinars and make them available as a set. We then hope to create a short course in Data Management with the DMPTool that will offer certification for librarians as “DMPTool Experts” (we are still working on the title!).

Webinar Schedule

Note: for the most up-to-date schedule & links, visit theDMPTool Webinar Series Page or View Google Calendar

Date Topic
28 May Introduction to the DMPTool (details & registration)
4 Jun Learning about data management: Resources, tools, materials (details & registration)
18 Jun Customizing the DMPTool for your institution (details & registration)
25 Jun Environmental Scan: Who’s important at your campus (details & registration)
9 Jul Promoting institutional services with the DMPTool; EZID as example (details & registration)
16 Jul Health Sciences & DMPTool – Lisa Federer, UCLA (details & registration)
23 Jul Digital humanities and the DMPTool – Miriam Posner, UCLA (details & registration)
13 Aug Data curation profiles and the DMPTool – Jake Carlson, Purdue (details soon)
TBD How to give the data management sales pitch to various audiences
TBD Other tools and resources that work with/complement the DMPTool
TBD Beyond funder requirements: more extensive DMPs
TBD Case studies 1 – How librarians have successfully used the tool
TBD Case studies 2 – How librarians have successfully used the tool
TBD Outreach Kit Introduction
TBD Certification program introduction

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