JUNE 2019 
Welcome to our June 2019 DMPonline newsletter! 

Our monthly newsletter will keep you updated about new features, functionality, and important days for your calendar. 


You will find a summary from our recent workshop on Connection points between DMPs and repositories in Hamburg, a video on how to publish an updated template,  Clare Liggins explains how the University of Manchester uses DMPonline, and we share dates for upcoming DMPonline user community drop-in sessions & other events. 

Connection points between DMPs and repositories

On Monday, we ran a workshop  in Hamburg at the Open Repositories conference where we discussed potential connection points between Data Management Plans and repository platforms. We had a great variety of attendees from different backgrounds and countries, resulting in a rich discussion. Key requirements were capturing details on the data to streamline deposit and validating what is said in the DMP against practice. 
Read more.

Quick summary from our June drop in session

Thank you to everyone who joined our June #DMPchat session. We discussed the difference between the paid and unpaid version of DMPonline. We also covered our latest release, told you about our most recent workshop we have run on Open Repositories and connection to DMPs. We announced that we have a new student intern starting at the beginning of July who will be working on conditional questions. We also asked you to give us a feedback on our new flyers, postcards and folders. At the end we summed up with sharing links for Doodle polls for our possible upcoming user groups and announced our next drop in session in July. We are looking forward to chat to you all in our July drop in session! :) 

Swiss National Science Foundation template

Quite few of you got in touch with us asking, whether we could add the Swiss National Science Foundation template into DMPonline. Please note that now when you click to Create a new plan, in the 'select the primary funding organisation' you can look up for the Swiss National Science Foundation template which is now published on DMPonline. Let us know if you have any feedback

DMPonline subscription model revisited

The feedback we receive from you is crucial for how we run our DMPonline service. You have made suggestions in regards to our subscription models - several institutions got in touch asking whether we could start offering longer-term subscriptions as these are easier to agree internally and give institutions stability. We are now offering 3 year long subscriptions. 
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Our team is growing!

For the next 10 weeks we'll be joined by Killian Dunne, a fourth year student of Mathematics at The University of Edinburgh, who is doing a summer internship with us. Killian will be working on the conditional questions so you can tailor what users are asked and set alerts and triggers. Next month we'll be in touch to get your feedback on plans. 

Follow us on our new social media 

In a case you spend some time on social media, and wish to be up to date with our current work - why not to join our new DMPonline Facebook account, and DMPonline LinkedIn account. Please check them out! Do not forget we also share regularly via our DMPonline Twitter account. Join us, share your DMP news for us to repost, and let us know what you want us to share with you!

Phasing out information for non-subscribers

Each month, Magdalena reaches out universities who have admin access to DMPonline, but did not get back to us in regards their subscription. This month we will continue with the phasing out. as mentioned in our last newsletter, we have been slowly phasing out admin access for institutions who do not have subscription. Magdalena has been working hard over the past few months to get in touch with all institutions that may be affected to ensure they are informed and to avoid any difficulties during the transition. From the end of June 2019 only subscribers will be able to edit your institutional profile by adding logos or links and allow your users to request feedback on their DMPs. If you have any concerns or questions about the phasing out process, please get in touch. 
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Building an integrated service: DMPonline at the University of Manchester by Clare Liggins

Clare Liggins explains how the University of Manchester uses DMPonline.

"Data Management Plans (DMPs) have been mandatory at the University of Manchester for every research project for nearly 5 years, as has also been the case for most major UK research funders. In April 2018, the University of Manchester completed a major revision of data management planning processes at the University of Manchester and moved to using DMPonline. Since then Manchester researchers have created more than 3000 DMPs using this service."

'How to' video showing how to publish an updated template

As part of the monthly newsletter we are sharing short 'how to' videos to help you get the most out of DMPonline. This month we are featuring a video on how to publish updated template. 

Please let us know which features in particular you would like demos of and we can prepare these and add them to the user guide.

Days for your calendar

We would like to ask you what events are you going to be at in Autumn 2019 to see if we can co-locate a DMPonline user group? 

Vote in our Doodle poll to see which events/days could work for you - Doodle poll

Each month we run monthly virtual drop-in sessions for the DMPonline user community where you can ask us questions, learn about new features, and meet fellow subscribers. If there are some points you wish to raise before the meeting, drop us an

  • 8th July 2019 - extended deadline for submission for IDCC papers & lighting talks - 
  • 23rd July 2019 at 10:30 DMPonline users July 2019 drop-in meeting - Gotomeeting
  • 22nd August 2019 at 10:30 DMPonline users August 2019 drop-in meeting - Gotomeeting

Get in touch 

If there are topics you would like us to cover in future issues, or if  you wish to share some of your ideas with us
please do get in touch.

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