ANU launches Data Management Planning service – world first use of eduGAIN for DMPTool

4 October 2018

ANU is delighted to announce that students and academics can now use the DMPTool to easily create data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements.

ANU is the first university in the world to join this international initiative using eduGAIN – an international service connecting research communities and higher education identity federations around the world.

The University of California Curation Center of the California Digital Library supports the DMPTool with more than 240 participating institutions including Smithsonian Institution, University of California, Los Angeles Library, University of California, San Diego Libraries, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Library, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Yale University.

Templates allow users to comply with funder requirements including the U.S. Department of Defense, Digital Curation Centre, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Institute for Health and shortly the Australian Research Council.

“ANU researchers will now be able to use a world’s best practice tool to develop plans for applications of international research grants,” said Roxanne Missingham, University Librarian.

“This new service is the result of strong collaboration between many areas in the university that support research. Information Technology Services and the Library led the project in close consultation with academics.”

“We are particularly delighted that students will be able to use the DMPTool with templates for international funders. Achieving a world first in the technology for connection has enabled us to provide advice to universities around the world.”

Karen Hill, Chief Information Officer notes “ANU is leading the use of eduGAIN to enable the global sharing of research tools and secure networks for international collaboration. This has been achieved through our longstanding relationship with the Australian Access Federation.”

“In addition to the DMPTool, ANU connects to a vast number of international research and education services using ANU credentials though ANU Single Sign-on. Services already available through eduGAIN are Cloudstor, Nectar, Australian Health News Research Collaboration and Figshare.”

A full list of services can be found online.

Using DMPTool

ANU academics and students can use the service by going to the DMPTool website and clicking ‘sign in’, selecting ‘Australian National University’ as your institution and logging in using your ANU Single Sign-on.

Support resources and assistance can be found on the ANU Library website.