Dear NIRD Users,
It is with great excitement that we in UNINETT Sigma2 hereby announce the launch of the easyDMP, a new service that offers researchers, with minimal experience in data management, a simple way of creating a Data Management Plan (DMP). This is achieved by transforming any funding agency’s or institution’s data management guidelines and policies into a series of easy to answer questions, many containing a simple list of canned answers to pick from. The resulting plan can be used as a blueprint for researchers to put in place the necessary elements that ensure their data are adequately managed. The plan can be edited and shared, and also duplicated to serve as a starting point for other datasets.
EasyDMP is free of charge and available to any researcher in Norway and in Europe:
EasyDMP has been developed and is operated by Sigma2 in collaboration with the EUDAT2020 project. EasyDMP presently implements the EU H2020 recommendations, but the service has been design to easily integrate other schemas, for example institutional specific recommendations. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to integrate the easyDMP with your own tailored DMP questionnaire scheme.
Improvements to the tool will be driven by your needs. Thanks to the continuous deployment method, the easyDMP service will be adding new functionalities continuously. We can already anticipate that the next release will have functionality that enables other services to make use of the plan output in compliance with the FAIR principles.
We are now working to establish an external reference group for the service, that will include experts from user communities, librarians and curators and national service providers. This because we really believe that the easyDMP service will benefit from a wide national pool of competence and stakeholders.
Please do feel free to test it and start using it, and please do not hesitate to give us feedback at (support @easydmp.sigma2.no).
More info about easyDMP here: