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Cataloging University Research Resources to Create DMPTool Templates and a LibGuide Research Portal
University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium
  • Margaret E. Henderson, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Christopher Wimble, Virginia Commonwealth University
Start Date
9-4-2015 12:00 PM
Objective Research data management plans require information about the resources used to create, store, and analyze the data. A table of resources in and outside the university was compiled for use when writing DMPTool templates for grants. The table was also used to create a LibGuide to help researchers learn about all the available resources. Methods Initially, resources directly related to data management such as storage availability, sharing options, and database programs available at the university were investigated to find boilerplate language to use in DMPTool data management plan templates. As the data librarian worked on more plans for grant applications, it became apparent that information about research resources related to the creation of data, and resources outside of the university would help provide more comprehensive data management plans, so further resources were investigated. Interviews with researchers had highlighted the lack of a centralized research resource catalogue at the university, so the information collected in spreadsheets by a graduate assistant was used to create a research portal LibGuide for all the documented resources. Plans are also underway to collaborate with the Coordinator for Research Development Services to create a boilerplate library for grants citing university resources.
  • core facilities,
  • research resources,
  • DMPTool,
  • templates,
  • LibGuides,
  • data management
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0
Citation Information
Margaret E. Henderson and Christopher Wimble. "Cataloging University Research Resources to Create DMPTool Templates and a LibGuide Research Portal" (2015)
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