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1 … because good research needs good data Kerry Miller Digital Curation Centre University of Edinburgh Data Management Planning This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 UK: Scotland License. To view a copy of this license, visit sa/2.5/scotland/ ; or, (b) send a letter to Creative Commons, 543 Howard Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc- sa/2.5/scotland/

2 … because good research needs good data Overview About the Digital Curation Centre Data Management Planning Group exercise DMP Online Keywords: best practice; collaboration; community; data management; life cycle; sharing; guidance; policy; adherence.

3 … because good research needs good data The Digital Curation Centre Founded in 2004 Mission to support the UK research community in the management and curation of digital resources, with a special focus on research data Three partners: Edinburgh, Glasgow and Bath Primary funder is JISC

4 … because good research needs good data Collaborations Generic data management guidance in conjunction with Funders, Institutions, & Disciplines to provide specific guidance Joint training programmes organized and delivered by DCC and UKDA Provided advice to US consortium Provide support to a variety of JISC MRD projects

5 … because good research needs good data What is Research Data Management (RDM)? An umbrella term to describe all aspects of planning, organising, documenting, storing and sharing data. It also takes into account issues such as data protection and confidentiality. It provides a framework that supports researchers and their data throughout the course of their research and beyond.

6 … because good research needs good data The RDM Lifecycle Slide borrowed with permission from Anthony Beitz, Monash University. Presented at OR 2012, Edinburgh Collaborate Conceive Design Experiment Publish Expose Analyse Design Data Management Planning Research Data Management Platform Collaborate Experiment Publish Analyse Expose National Repository or Institutional Repository or Electronic Journal or Community Portal

7 … because good research needs good data Benefits of RDM By managing your data properly you will: Meet funder / university / industry requirements Ensure data are accurate, complete, authentic and reliable – as per good research practice Ensure research integrity and replication Ensure data security & minimise the risk of loss Increase efficiency - save time & resources Ensure data is available for your own future use

8 … because good research needs good data RCUK Common Principles on Data Policy Key messages: 1.Data are a public good 2.Adherence to community standards and best practice 3. Metadata for discoverability and access 4.Recognise constraints on what data to release 5.Permit embargo periods delaying data release 6.Acknowledgement of / compliance with T&Cs 7.Data management and sharing activities should be explicitly funded

9 … because good research needs good data Funder Requirements AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC, and STFC all require some form of data management or sharing plan as part of a funding application. The requirements are diverse, but they all have the RCUK Common Principles as their foundation. Cancer Research UK and the Wellcome Trust are not part of RCUK but both require data sharing plans. requirements

10 … because good research needs good data STFC Requirements STFC has a Scientific Data Policy which applies to ALL scientific data produced as a result of STFC funding. Data management plans should exist for all data within the scope of the policy. Proposals for grant funding, for those projects which result in the production or collection of scientific data, should include a data management plan. STFC recommends that data management plans be formulated following the guidance provided by the Digital Curation Centre.

11 … because good research needs good data The DMP Checklist The DMP Checklist (Donnelly/Jones) is the underlying intellectual framework which supports all of the DCCs data management planning work. The next part of this talk gives a very quick overview of these sections.

12 … because good research needs good data The DMP Checklist Pulled together a list of all the UK fundersrequirements, gathered them into thematic groups, and supplemented this list with their own expertise... (Donnelly & Jones, 2009) This became the first Data Management Plan Content Checklist (Checklist v1.0) – it had 51 questions/headings. Post-consultation, v2.0 had 115 questions/headings. Version 3 was produced in March 2011 and has 118 questions – much too long! Version 4 has just been completed, it is shorter and more suited to the needs of researchers and institutions

13 … because good research needs good data DMP Checklist Headings The checklist covers all of the following areas: 1.Administrative Data 2.Data Collection 3.Documentation and Metadata 4.Ethics and Legal Compliance 5.Storage and Backup 6.Selection and Preservation 7.Data Sharing 8.Responsibilities and Resources

14 … because good research needs good data 1: Administrative Data DCC ChecklistDCC Guidance and questions to consider Administrative Data IDA pertinent ID as determined by the funder and/or institution. FunderState research funder if relevant Grant Reference NumberEnter grant reference number if applicable [POST-AWARD DMPs ONLY] Project NameIf applying for funding, state the name exactly as in the grant proposal. Project Description Questions to consider: -What is the nature of your research project? -What research questions are you addressing? -For what purpose are the data being collected or created? Guidance: Briefly summarise the type of study (or studies) to help others understand the purposes for which the data are being collected or created. PI / ResearcherName of Principal Investigator(s) or main researcher(s) on the project. PI / Researcher IDE.g ORCID Project Data ContactName (if different to above), telephone and contact details Date of First VersionDate the first version of the DMP was completed Date of Last UpdateDate the DMP was last changed Related PoliciesQuestions to consider: -Are there any existing procedures that you will base your approach on? -Does your department/group have data management guidelines? -Does your institution have a data protection or security policy that you will follow? -Does your institution have a Research Data Management (RDM) policy? -Does your funder have a Research Data Management policy? -Are there any formal standards that you will adopt? Guidance: List any other relevant funder, institutional, departmental or group policies on data management, data sharing and data security. Some of the information you give in the remainder of the DMP will be determined by the content of other policies. If so, point/link to them here.

15 … because good research needs good data 2: Data Collection DCC ChecklistDCC Guidance and questions to consider Data Collection What data will you collect or create? Questions to consider: - What type, format and volume of data? - Do your chosen formats and software enable sharing and long-term access to the data? - Are there any existing data that you can reuse? Guidance: Give a brief description of the data, including any existing data or third-party sources that will be used, in each case noting its content, type and coverage. Outline and justify your choice of format and consider the implications of data format and data volumes in terms of storage, backup and access. How will the data be collected or created? Questions to Consider: - What standards or methodologies will you use? - How will you structure and name your folders and files? - How will you handle versioning? - What quality assurance processes will you adopt? Guidance: Outline how the data will be collected/created and which community data standards (if any) will be used. Consider how the data will be organised during the project, mentioning for example naming conventions, version control and folder structures. Explain how the consistency and quality of data collection will be controlled and documented. This may include processes such as calibration, repeat samples or measurements, standardised data capture or recording, data entry validation, peer review of data or representation with controlled vocabularies.

16 … because good research needs good data 3: Documentation and Metadata DCC ChecklistDCC Guidance and questions to consider Documentation and Metadata What documentation and metadata will accompany the data? Questions to consider: - What information is needed for the data to be to be read and interpreted in the future? - How will you capture / create this documentation and metadata? - What metadata standards will you use and why? Guidance: Describe the types of documentation that will accompany the data to help secondary users to understand and reuse it. This should at least include basic details that will help people to find the data, including who created or contributed to the data, its title, date of creation and under what conditions it can be accessed. Documentation may also include details on the methodology used, analytical and procedural information, definitions of variables, vocabularies, units of measurement, any assumptions made, and the format and file type of the data. Consider how you will capture this information and where it will be recorded. Wherever possible you should identify and use existing community standards.

17 … because good research needs good data 4: Ethics and Legal Compliance DCC ChecklistDCC Guidance and questions to consider Ethics and Legal Compliance How will you manage any ethical issues? Questions to consider: - Have you gained consent for data preservation and sharing? - How will you protect the identity of participants if required? e.g. via anonymisation - How will sensitive data be handled to ensure it is stored and transferred securely? Guidance: Ethical issues affect how you store data, who can see/use it and how long it is kept. Managing ethical concerns may include: anonymisation of data; referral to departmental or institutional ethics committees; and formal consent agreements. You should show that you are aware of any issues and have planned accordingly. If you are carrying out research involving human participants, you must also ensure that consent is requested to allow data to be shared and reused. How will you manage copyright and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) issues? Questions to consider: - Who owns the data? - How will the data be licensed for reuse? - Are there any restrictions on the reuse of third-party data? - Will data sharing be postponed / restricted e.g. to publish or seek patents? Guidance: State who will own the copyright and IPR of any data that you will collect or create, along with the licence(s) for its use and reuse. For multi-partner projects, IPR ownership may be worth covering in a consortium agreement. Consider any relevant funder, institutional, departmental or group policies on copyright or IPR. Also consider permissions to reuse third-party data and any restrictions needed on data sharing.

18 … because good research needs good data 5: Storage and Backup DCC ChecklistDCC Guidance and questions to consider Storage and Backup How will the data be stored and backed up during the research? Questions to consider: - Do you have sufficient storage or will you need to include charges for additional services? - How will the data be backed up? - Who will be responsible for backup and recovery? - How will the data be recovered in the event of an incident? Guidance: State how often the data will be backed up and to which locations. How many copies are being made? Storing data on laptops, computer hard drives or external storage devices alone is very risky. The use of robust, managed storage provided by university IT teams is preferable. Similarly, it is normally better to use automatic backup services provided by IT Services than rely on manual processes. If you choose to use a third-party service, you should ensure that this does not conflict with any funder, institutional, departmental or group policies, for example in terms of the legal jurisdiction in which data are held or the protection of sensitive data. How will you manage access and security? Questions to consider: - What are the risks to data security and how will these be managed? - How will you control access to keep the data secure? - How will you ensure that collaborators can access your data securely? - If creating or collecting data in the field how will you ensure its safe transfer into your main secured systems? Guidance: If your data is confidential (e.g. personal data not already in the public domain, confidential information or trade secrets), you should outline any appropriate security measures and note any formal standards that you will comply with e.g. ISO

19 … because good research needs good data 6: Selection and Preservation DCC ChecklistDCC Guidance and questions to consider Selection and Preservation Which data should be retained, shared, and/or preserved? Questions to consider: - What data must be retained/destroyed for contractual, legal, or regulatory purposes? - How will you decide what other data to keep? - What are the foreseeable research uses for the data? - How long will the data be retained and preserved? - Guidance: Consider how the data may be reused e.g. to validate your research findings, conduct new studies, or for teaching. Decide which data to keep and for how long. This could be based on any obligations to retain certain data, the potential reuse value, what is economically viable to keep, and any additional effort required to prepare the data for data sharing and preservation. Remember to consider any additional effort required to prepare the data for sharing and preservation, such as changing file formats. What is the long-term preservation plan for the dataset? Questions to consider: - Where e.g. in which repository or archive will the data be held? - What costs if any will your selected data repository or archive charge? - Have you costed in time and effort to prepare the data for sharing / preservation? Guidance: Consider how datasets that have long-term value will be preserved and curated beyond the lifetime of the grant. Also outline the plans for preparing and documenting data for sharing and archiving. If you do not propose to use an established repository, the data management plan should demonstrate that resources and systems will be in place to enable the data to be curated effectively beyond the lifetime of the grant.

20 … because good research needs good data 7: Data Sharing DCC ChecklistDCC Guidance and questions to consider Data Sharing How will you share the data? Questions to consider: - How will potential users find out about your data? - With whom will you share the data, and under what conditions? - Will you share data via a repository, handle requests directly or use another mechanism? - When will you make the data available? - Will you pursue getting a persistent identifier for your data? Guidance: Consider where, how, and to whom data with acknowledged long-term value should be made available. The methods used to share data will be dependent on a number of factors such as the type, size, complexity and sensitivity of data. If possible, mention earlier examples to show a track record of effective data sharing. Consider how people might acknowledge the reuse of your data. Are any restrictions on data sharing required? Questions to consider: - What action will you take to overcome or minimise restrictions? - For how long do you need exclusive use of the data and why? - Will a data sharing agreement (or equivalent) be required? Guidance: Outline any expected difficulties in sharing data with acknowledged long-term value, along with causes and possible measures to overcome these. Restrictions may be due to confidentiality, lack of consent agreements or IPR, for example. Consider whether a non-disclosure agreement would give sufficient protection for confidential data.

21 … because good research needs good data 8: Responsibilities and Resources DCC ChecklistDCC Guidance and questions to consider Responsibilities and Resources Who will be responsible for data management? Questions to consider: - Who is responsible for implementing the DMP, and ensuring it is reviewed and revised? - Who will be responsible for each data management activity? - How will responsibilities be split across partner sites in collaborative research projects? - Will data ownership and responsibilities for RDM be part of any consortium agreement or contract agreed between partners? Guidance: Outline the roles and responsibilities for all activities e.g. data capture, metadata production, data quality, storage and backup, data archiving & data sharing. Consider who will be responsible for ensuring relevant policies will be respected. Individuals should be named where possible. What resources will you require to deliver your plan? Questions to consider: - Is additional specialist expertise (or training for existing staff) required? - Do you require hardware or software which is additional or exceptional to existing institutional provision? - Will charges be applied by data repositories? Guidance: Carefully consider any resources needed to deliver the plan, e.g. software, hardware, technical expertise, etc. Where dedicated resources are needed, these should be outlined and justified.

22 … because good research needs good data Group exercise (20 minutes) In groups of 4 or 5: Read the Data Management Plan; Compare responses to the STFC Guidelines; If you were a reviewer would you approve this plan? If not then what changes would you want the author to make?

23 … because good research needs good data DMP Online – What is it? A web-based tool that enables users to... Create, store and update multiple versions of Data Management Plans across the research lifecycle Meet a variety of specific data-related requirements (from funders, institutions, publishers, etc.) using carefully designed templates Get tailored guidance on best practice and helpful contacts, at the point of need Customise exports of DMPs in a variety of formats Share DMPs with others in order to facilitate communications within and beyond research projects * N.B. The templates have varying degrees of endorsement from funders, stakeholder communities, etc.

24 … because good research needs good data DMP Online V3.0 released in Spring 2012 Extensive user testing of v3.0 conducted in Winter 2013 Version 4.0 now being developed to better meet the needs of researchers and institutions

25 … because good research needs good data DMP Online V4.0 V4.0 will: Simplify the entire tool Ask Funder questions directly Give institutions more flexibility and control over their customisations Make guidance more obvious and easier to read Let users delve into more detailed guidance as needed

26 … because good research needs good data DMP Online V4.0

27 … because good research needs good data DMP Online V4.0

28 … because good research needs good data DMP Online V4.0

29 … because good research needs good data DMP Online V4.0

30 … because good research needs good data Thank you Kerry Miller Digital Curation Centre University of Edinburgh


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