Many research funding agencies, in Europe and in Scandinavia, require data management plans to be submitted along with proposals for research grants. The aim of the plan is to show that the project will have procedures in place to ensure that the data are usuable during the lifetime of the project and that the data can be used after the project has finished. However, the guidelines provided by the agencies are usually not detailed enough for researchers unfamiliar with data management to create a good plan. The goal of the Data Planning Tool is to facilitate the creation of a plan , by presenting to the researchers a series of questions and answers that cover the agencies requirements. The resulting plan can then be used to complement the proposal for research grants. Furthermore the obtained plan can act as a blueprint for researchers allowing them to put in place the necessary steps to ensure their data are adequately managed. The service has been developed by Sigma2 in collaboration with the EUDAT - the European Data Infrastructure Project.
Hvem kan benytte tjenesten: 

The NorStore Research Data Archive service is available to any researcher in Europe.


Access to the service is by FEIDE-autehnitication for Norwegian researcher and by B2ACCESS-authentication for european researchers. 

Status description: 
Tjenesten er i pilot . Den kan ha alle tre definerte forventninger om pålitelighet og må ha lav kritikalitet. Levetid defineres innenfor maksimum 12 måneder. Etter endt levetid kan en pilot legges ned, få forlenget levetid eller oppgraderes til produksjonstjeneste. Tilgang til en pilot kan være begrenset til en bestemt gruppe (for eksempel ansatte) eller institusjon. Det skal finnes brukerveiledning (dokumentasjon og evt. brukerstøtte).
Beskrivelse av tjenesten: 

The easyDMP is a web-service that allows the creation of the data managment plan by guiding the researcher through a set of questions tailored according to the reccomentations of different funding agencies and research autorities. Presently the H2020 reccomendations are implemented but more will be added in the near future. By minimizing the amount of free text fields and by organizing the questions into a strict logic structure, the easyDMP is able make the process of creating data plans easy. Once completed the questionnaire you will get an electronic document that can be directly attached to your proposal. 


The service is free of charge.


The first version of easyDMP will be released at the beginning of March 2018.

Organisering av tjenesten: 

UNINETT Sigma2 AS manages the national infrastructure for computational science in Norway and offers services in high performance computing and data storage.


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