Engineering Research Data Management Plan Requirement Specification

Alexander Ball, Mansur Darlington, Thomas Howard, Christopher McMahon, Stephen Culley

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Abstract

The research context supported by this specification is one in which academics and researchers construct a data management plan (DMP) at the point of writing a funding proposal, primarily to avoid generating duplicate data and to ensure that the data that are generated are optimized for re-use. Throughout the course of the research, the DMP is then used as a record of how the data are being managed, so that on completion of a project, the DMP brings together the information needed to deposit the data for long-term curation. The specification does not, however, cover how the DMP would need to be revised at the point of ingest to support long-term curation; it is aimed at data creators rather than data librarians. The purpose of this specification is not only to outline the information that should be recorded in a DMP for engineering research, but also the manner in which the DMP should be implemented and the functionality that the supporting data management infrastructure should provide.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBath, UK
PublisherUniversity of Bath
Publication statusUnpublished - 2010

Publication series

NameERIM Project Document
No.erim6rep100901ab11

Keywords

  • data association
  • data infrastructure
  • metadata
  • data management

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    Ball, A., Darlington, M., Howard, T., McMahon, C., & Culley, S. (2010). Engineering Research Data Management Plan Requirement Specification. (ERIM Project Document; No. erim6rep100901ab11). University of Bath.