DMPTool adds 100th institution

The DMPTool, a customizable interface for creating data management plans, has added its 100th institution-Baylor University. UT Austin has been partnered with the DMPTool for over a year. You can login to the DMPTool with your EID and password, and then create your funder-specific data management plan while seeing links & help text for UT data resources.

For more information about the 100th addition: http://blog.dmptool.org/2013/09/24/dmptool-adds-100th-institution/

For more information about the DMPTool: https://dmp.cdlib.org/about/dmp_about

Citing data

DataCite has developed some guidelines for citing data sets. They suggest using this format:

Creator (Publication Year): Title. Version. Publisher. ResourceType. Identifier

  • Creator: In literature citations, this would be the place to list author(s)
  • Title: Title of the data
  • Version: Data sometimes goes through multiple versions-this element is meant to indicate which version you’ve used
  • Publisher: The entity making the data available to others. It might be a subject repository like Dryad, an institutional repository like UT Digital Repository, a PI through their website, or many other options.
  • ResourceType: The type of thing you are citing. Examples: data set, image, software, etc.
  • Identifier: Ideally this should be the DOI or a persistent URL

For more information about citing data sets:

Why Cite Data? http://www.datacite.org/whycitedata

Citing data (without tearing your hair out) http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/information-culture/2013/08/23/citing-data-without-tearing-your-hair-out/

Metadata standards from DataCite: http://schema.datacite.org/