- To establish an infrastructure to facilitate appropriate data management planning culminating in a locally focused one-stop-shop website. This will contain exemplar data management plans that can be applied by active projects in the department and pointers to resources within University and further afield
- To establish a culture of storage of data
- Establish a mechanism and culture by which archived data can be (and is) used for future research
Monday, 17 October 2011
About the project...
Welcome to the slightly belated DMSPpsych project blog! Behind the acronym are Dr Andrew Thompson and Dr Richard R. Plant. Andrew is a Clinical Psychologist and lecturer (project lead) whilst I myself work as Project Officer.
Both of us recognise it's often difficult and time consuming for individuals, research groups or even departments to follow a coordinated approach with regard to data management. So by working with researchers on a one-to-one basis, we hope to provide support and foster an atmosphere of collaboration.
As a result of this one-to-one support we hope to establish fundamental principles and best practice in research data management that can be applied at a local level. By local we mean resources that enable a researcher at Sheffield to do something concrete. Whether that be producing a plan for a funding bid or actually storing, describing and sharing data.
In short we aim to: