Writing Data Management Plans Across the Curriculum

ACRL Preconference @ ALA Annual Conference
San Francisco, CA
Friday, June 26, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Demand for data management plans(DMPs) is growing as more granting agencies add this requirement. Join an experienced data management plan consultant from a major research university to learn how to apply your existing skills to writing strong DMPs for the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Most presentations concerning data management are more concerned with the creation and management of repositories than how to write, or consult with researchers writing a data management plan for grant submission.

Examine the elements of a successful data management plan and learn about resources for preserving both physical and digital data. Discover how data and metadata are defined, open data formats, dark archives, and secure repositories as well as addressing specialty concerns such as how to securely preserve information related to at risk populations, etc. Requirements and differences between government (NSF, NIH, NEA, NEH, etc.) and private funders will be examined. Selection of effective long term data preservation and sharing strategies will also be examined. Participants will learn about different granting agencies and their requirements.  Examples of good and bad data management plans will be shown and critiqued. The final exercise of the day will be to create data management plans in groups based on a sample grant proposal.

Learning Objectives

  • Locate and analyze metadata schema and data repositories in order to determine the best method to manage and curate data as part of a data management plan.
  • List specific issues that must be addressed in a data management plan regarding long term preservation of data, file formats, and disposal of physical samples in order to evaluate whether or not all types of data, and their preservation, have been addressed by a data management plan.
  • Create and analyze data management plans in order to develop an understanding of what constitutes a thorough data management plan.
     

Presenter

Kiyomi Deards, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Registration

Registration Fees:
ACRL member - $225
ALA member - $275
Nonmember - $305

Discount code: ACRL members must enter the discount code "ACRL2015" on the registration form in order to receive the discounted rate. The code should be entered on the Personal Information page of the registration form (enter the code for the question: "If you have a promotional code, enter it here.")  Membership status will be validated.

How to Register

Access the ALA Annual Conference registration materials to submit your registrationThe preconference code is ACR3.

Discount code: ACRL members must enter the discount code "ACRL2015" on the registration form in order to receive the discounted rate. The code should be entered on the Personal Information page of the registration form (enter the code for the question: "If you have a promotional code, enter it here.")  Membership status will be validated.

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