Director of Research

Data Management and Publishing

Planning the management of your data at proposal time and throughout its lifecycle is becoming increasingly important to funding agencies and is essential to ensure its current usability and long-run preservation and access. Please check the links at left for resources to help in preparing your data management plans and publishing research data.

*NEW* WHOI co-chair of the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE)

New March 2015: Cyndy Chandler, Information Systems Specialist, has been elected to serve a two-year term as co-chair of the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE). Part of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, IODE facilitates the exchange of oceanographic data and information between participating Member States, and by meeting the needs of users for data and information products.

IODE provides useful information via a range of services:
Data catalog: Ocean Data Portal
Expert directory: OceanExpert
Training resources: OceanTeacher

*NEW* WHOI login to DMP Tool

New October 2014: WHOI PIs now have access to the DMP Tool Online, a web-based tool to help you build your data management plan that includes step-by-step guidance and information specific to many United States granting agencies and their directorates. See Data Management Plan Checklist in the left menu.

*NEW* Data citation recommendations for AMS journals

In Spring 2015, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) released its data citation recommendations in their publications Authors Guide: http://www2.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/publications/authors/journal-and-bams-authors/journal-and-bams-authors-guide/data-archiving-and-citation/

AMS journals include JPO and JTECH.

These recommendations may be useful, in general, for data citation.

Recent presentation for research data management

Please find a PDF with slides attached (link below) for a presentation from September 2014 on research data management, by Audrey Mickle, WHOI's Data Librarian. Learn more about data management topics and techniques to help manage a growing volume of research data in an increasing collaborative environment.

Data management resources from USGS

A great website from USGS, with info for the entire data life cycle from planning to publishing:

http://www.usgs.gov/datamanagement/

Increased NSF focus on Data Management

The National Science Foundation (NSF) issued a press release describing a decision made at the May 5, 2010 National Science Board meeting to change the implementation of the existing policy on sharing research data. It was decided that around October 2010 all proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation must include a data management plan as a 2-page supplement. Requests to cover costs associated with these data management plans can be included in the proposal budget. This echos actions of other research funding agencies such as NIH, NASA, NOAA, and the EU Commission.

The WHOI directorate reviewed the data management needs of its prinicipal investigators over the summer of 2010 with a goal of producing a data management strategy and set of document templates that can be used in responding to this situation. Note: Update as of October 2014: WHOI PIs now have access to the DMP Tool Online, a web-based tool to help you build your data management plan that includes step-by-step guidance and information specific to many United States granting agencies and their directorates. See Data Management Plan Checklist in the left menu.

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Last updated: December 15, 2015