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Data management plan resources are available

Screenshot of DMPTool.org. Links at top of page: Learn. Sign In. Title: DMPTool: Build your Data Management Plan. Ribbon: Welcome. Create data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements. Get started [button]. Below image: DMPTool by the numbers: 28,787 users; 25,051 Plans [More link]; 229 Participating Institutions [More link]. Top 5 templates: NSF-SBE Social, Behavioral, Economic Sciences; DMP Template from DCC; Department of Energy (DOE): Office of Science; Digital Curation Centre; NIH-GEN: Generic. DMPTTool News: New DMPTool launched today [link]. Go to blog. Rss feed icon [link]. Links: About; Terms of use & Privact; Accessibility; GitHub; Contact us. Twitter and RSS feed icon links. Footer: DMPTool logo. DMPTool is a service of the University of California Curation Center of the California Digital Library. Copyright 2010-2018 The Regents of the University of California.

For some time, the NSF has required data management plans, and now the NIH has released a draft policy on making data sets used in NIH-funded research available to other researchers. (Read more about the new NIH policy from ScienceMag.org.)

Thankfully, resources for managing data are available to Miami faculty:

  • DMPTool.org allows you to create, review, and share data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements.
  • Staff in the Center for Digital Scholarship are available for personalized reviews of data management plans prior to proposal submission.

To get started with DMPTool. org:

  • Navigate to DMPTool.org.
  • Click the big Get Started button in the middle of the screen.
  • Select Miami University (OH) from the drop-down list of institutions on the next page.
  • Click the green Next button.
  • Enter your Miami unique ID and password on the MUNet Login Page.
  • On the next page, click the green Create New DMP button and follow the prompts.

For questions about using DMPTool.org or to arrange a personalized review of your data management plan, contact Eric Johnson, Numeric and Spatial Data Librarian, Center for Digital Scholarship, King Library (513-529-4152).


Data image by By DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

 

Graphic of digital 1's and 0's on a high-tech looking background.

Data management plan resources are available

Screenshot of DMPTool.org. Links at top of page: Learn. Sign In. Title: DMPTool: Build your Data Management Plan. Ribbon: Welcome. Create data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements. Get started [button]. Below image: DMPTool by the numbers: 28,787 users; 25,051 Plans [More link]; 229 Participating Institutions [More link]. Top 5 templates: NSF-SBE Social, Behavioral, Economic Sciences; DMP Template from DCC; Department of Energy (DOE): Office of Science; Digital Curation Centre; NIH-GEN: Generic. DMPTTool News: New DMPTool launched today [link]. Go to blog. Rss feed icon [link]. Links: About; Terms of use & Privact; Accessibility; GitHub; Contact us. Twitter and RSS feed icon links. Footer: DMPTool logo. DMPTool is a service of the University of California Curation Center of the California Digital Library. Copyright 2010-2018 The Regents of the University of California.

Researchers at Miami University who need to create data management plans as part of a research proposal can take advantage of the following resources:

  • DMPTool.org allows you to create, review, and share data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements.
  • Staff in the Center for Digital Scholarship are available for personalized reviews of data management plans prior to proposal submission.

To get started with DMPTool. org:

  • Navigate to DMPTool.org.
  • Click the big Get Started button in the middle of the screen.
  • Select Miami University (OH) from the drop-down list of institutions on the next page.
  • Click the green Next button.
  • Enter your Miami unique ID and password on the MUNet Login Page.
  • On the next page, click the green Create New DMP button and follow the prompts.

For questions about using DMPTool.org or to arrange a personalized review of your data management plan, contact Eric Johnson, Numeric and Spatial Data Librarian, Center for Digital Scholarship, King Library (513-529-4152).


Data image by By DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

 

Graphic of digital 1's and 0's on a high-tech looking background.

Data management plan resources are available

Screenshot of DMPTool.org. Links at top of page: Learn. Sign In. Title: DMPTool: Build your Data Management Plan. Ribbon: Welcome. Create data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements. Get started [button]. Below image: DMPTool by the numbers: 28,787 users; 25,051 Plans [More link]; 229 Participating Institutions [More link]. Top 5 templates: NSF-SBE Social, Behavioral, Economic Sciences; DMP Template from DCC; Department of Energy (DOE): Office of Science; Digital Curation Centre; NIH-GEN: Generic. DMPTTool News: New DMPTool launched today [link]. Go to blog. Rss feed icon [link]. Links: About; Terms of use & Privact; Accessibility; GitHub; Contact us. Twitter and RSS feed icon links. Footer: DMPTool logo. DMPTool is a service of the University of California Curation Center of the California Digital Library. Copyright 2010-2018 The Regents of the University of California.

Researchers at Miami University who need to create data management plans as part of a research proposal can take advantage of the following resources:

  • DMPTool.org allows you to create, review, and share data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements.
  • Staff in the Center for Digital Scholarship are available for personalized reviews of data management plans prior to proposal submission.

To get started with DMPTool. org:

  • Navigate to DMPTool.org.
  • Click the big Get Started button in the middle of the screen.
  • Select Miami University (OH) from the drop-down list of institutions on the next page.
  • Click the green Next button.
  • Enter your Miami unique ID and password on the MUNet Login Page.
  • On the next page, click the green Create New DMP button and follow the prompts.

For questions about using DMPTool.org or to arrange a personalized review of your data management plan, contact Eric Johnson, Numeric and Spatial Data Librarian, Center for Digital Scholarship, King Library (513-529-4152).


Data image by By DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

 

Graphic of digital 1's and 0's on a high-tech looking background.

Data management plan resources are available

Screenshot of DMPTool.org. Visible text: DMPTool. Menu bar: Home. DMP Requirements. Public DMPs. News. Help. Contact Us. About. Log In. Data Management Planning Tool. Create, review, and share data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements. Get Started. Public DMPs: List of sample data management plans provided by DMPTool users. * A Political Ecology of Value: A Cohort-Based Ethnography of the Environmental Turn in Nicaraguan Urban Social Policy. * A unified approach to preserving cultural software objects and their development histories. * Acequia Model Project Environmental Decision Support Tool. View All. DMPTool News: Latest information about data management and the DMPTool. *DMPs are going global. DMPTool maintenance and a roadmap. * New NSF-BIO template. *New DOE "Generic" template. * New template: NIH Genomic Data Sharing. View All. DMPTool Help: Overview of how to use the tool, plus resources and guidance on data management. * Frequently Asked Questions. * Create a DMP. *Administer the DMPTool. *Data management guidance. *Community resources. View All. Footer: DMPTool is a service of the University of California Curation Center of the California Digital Library. Copyright 2010-2016 The Regents of the University of California. Privacy Policy | Accessibility Policy | Terms of Use | Contact Us | About. [Facebook, Twitter, RSS logos.]

 

Researchers at Miami University who need to create data management plans as part of a research proposal can take advantage of the following resources:

  • DMPTool.org allows you to create, review, and share data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements.
  • Staff in the Center for Digital Scholarship are available for personalized reviews of data management plans prior to proposal submission.

To get started with DMPTool. org:

  • Navigate to DMPTool.org.
  • Click the big Get Started button in the middle of the screen.
  • Select Miami University (OH) from the drop-down list of institutions on the next page.
  • Click the green Next button.
  • Enter your Miami unique ID and password on the MUNet Login Page.
  • On the next page, click the green Create New DMP button and follow the prompts.

For questions about using DMPTool.org or to arrange a personalized review of your data management plan, contact Eric Johnson, Numeric and Spatial Data Librarian, Center for Digital Scholarship, King Library (513-529-4152).


Data image by By DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

 

Graphic of digital 1's and 0's on a high-tech looking background.

Data management plan resources are available

Screenshot of DMPTool.org. Visible text: DMPTool. Menu bar: Home. DMP Requirements. Public DMPs. News. Help. Contact Us. About. Log In. Data Management Planning Tool. Create, review, and share data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements. Get Started. Public DMPs: List of sample data management plans provided by DMPTool users. * A Political Ecology of Value: A Cohort-Based Ethnography of the Environmental Turn in Nicaraguan Urban Social Policy. * A unified approach to preserving cultural software objects and their development histories. * Acequia Model Project Environmental Decision Support Tool. View All. DMPTool News: Latest information about data management and the DMPTool. *DMPs are going global. DMPTool maintenance and a roadmap. * New NSF-BIO template. *New DOE "Generic" template. * New template: NIH Genomic Data Sharing. View All. DMPTool Help: Overview of how to use the tool, plus resources and guidance on data management. * Frequently Asked Questions. * Create a DMP. *Administer the DMPTool. *Data management guidance. *Community resources. View All. Footer: DMPTool is a service of the University of California Curation Center of the California Digital Library. Copyright 2010-2016 The Regents of the University of California. Privacy Policy | Accessibility Policy | Terms of Use | Contact Us | About. [Facebook, Twitter, RSS logos.]

 

Researchers at Miami University who need to create data management plans as part of a research proposal can take advantage of the following resources:

  • DMPTool.org allows you to create, review, and share data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements.
  • Staff in the Center for Digital Scholarship are available for personalized reviews of data management plans prior to proposal submission.

To get started with DMPTool. org:

  • Navigate to DMPTool.org.
  • Click the big Get Started button in the middle of the screen.
  • Select Miami University (OH) from the drop-down list of institutions on the next page.
  • Click the green Next button.
  • Enter your Miami unique ID and password on the MUNet Login Page.
  • On the next page, click the green Create New DMP button and follow the prompts.

For questions about using DMPTool.org or to arrange a personalized review of your data management plan, contact Eric Johnson, Numeric and Spatial Data Librarian, Center for Digital Scholarship, King Library (513-529-4152).


Data image by By DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

 

A string of green digital numbers and letters appears on a black background in a window on a Mac computer. At the top of the screen are the words "BEGIN CERTIFICATE." The beginning of the string of numbers and letters is visible, but as you work your way across and down, the characters become blurred and indecipherable. The visible characters are: "MIIFfzCCBGegAwIBAgIHBF," then "BhMCVVMxEDAOBgNVBAgTBBF," then "BgNVBAoTEUdvRGFZ," then "aWNhdGVzLmdvZGFkZ," then "ODcwHhcNMDk," then "ZWN1cmUuY29k," then "bGlkY."

Security of data should be every researcher’s concern

A brass lock with a silver loop and the word "GUARD" stamped on its face secures a silver hasp on what appears to be a door, which is painted black.

Have you thought about how secure your research data is lately? If the answer is no, this post will be helpful for you in many ways. Here are some quick tips and references that will aid in designing your data collection process and submitting the design to the IRB/Compliance Office as part of your protocol application.

The Office of Research Compliance does not consider Google Drive to be secure storage for sensitive data. While Miami University IT services may be managing the accounts, the servers could be abroad. With that being said, the nature of the data will dictate the security procedures. For innocuous survey data, the use of Google Docs might be secure enough for the means of collecting data. If the information is extremely sensitive or personal data, we do not recommend the use of Google Docs. In fact, according to the FERPA policies at Miami University, for a faculty member to discuss grades via email, they are supposed to be certain that the document exchanged is with the student (or they must have the student’s signed, written permission) and that the student explicitly states their permission to put grade information into email.

Some considerations:

  • Innocuous data: Google Forms, Qualtrics, and Survey Gold are acceptable.
  • Extremely sensitive data: Always best to be on paper for maximum security.
  • Data with regulatory oversight (HIPPA, FERPA): Are more restrictive; Miami has a contract with Qualtrics that states the servers must be in the United States. On the other hand, a Google Form can be configured to require a Miami UniqueID to be entered, but there is no assurance where the servers are located. Due to this, access to the data is less secure.
  • Filelocker can be used to temporarily store (90 days) and transfer files securely to and from behind the Miami firewall. This is a useful utility for any data file that is too large for email attachment. IT Services established this system initially because of concerns about export control of technology.

The Office of Research Compliance hopes you found this information useful. This general information is provided to aid you in understanding the issues related to data security that the compliance oversight committees must consider.

Written by Jennifer Sutton, Associate Director, Office of Research Compliance, Miami University.

Photo of “Guard” lock by David Goehring via Flickr.  Photo of SSL certificate by jeff_golden via Flickr.  Both used under Creative Commons license.