New DMP templates

Publié le 18 août 2017, par Thérèse Hameau

There are some new DMP templates in DMPonline for you to look out for. These reflect the new guidelines issued by the European Research Council (ERC) and the Wellcome Trust.

The ERC has issued a Data Management Plan Template. This builds on the European Commission Horizon 2020 guidelines, taking the FAIR data principles as its base. The template is a shorter set of questions, requiring researchers to provide a summary of their data, how this will be FAIR, and the resources required. Like the H2020 approach, several datasets may be included into a single DMP.

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The Wellcome Trust has released a completely new policy on data, software and materials management and sharing. This continues to push an open agenda, but places more emphasis on the range of outputs that should be managed and shared. The main difference in terms of DMPs is that the Trust now asks for an ‘Outputs Management Plan’ to be submitted at the research proposal stage. This needs to explain the planned approach for managing and sharing datasets, software and other research materials such as antibodies, cell lines and reagents. See the Trust’s guidelines for Developing an Outputs Management Plan.

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