The Data Management Plan: Putting policy into practice
A one-day invitational workshop
9:30am to 4:30pm, 8 August, 2008 at the Gryphon
Gallery, University of Melbourne
Program | Presentations
APSR is planning an invitational workshop on the topic of data management planning
within institutions, especially universities. With the increasing emphasis on
eResearch and the growing reliance across all disciplines on digital media for
data creation, storage, manipulation and re-use, there is a need to ensure that
data management planning is seen as a necessary step in the research management
The workshop will build on work already carried out by the
OAK Law Project at the Queensland University of Technology, the work of
the ORCA Support Network, and of other
The workshop will address issues such as:
- The legal and regulatory environment
- The university policy environment
- What strategies can we employ to get the issue of data
management planning onto the organizational agenda?
- Who has responsibility for promulgating the need for
data management planning?
- Who has responsibility for ensuring that data management
planning is done well (or done at all)?
- What training can be offered on “how to prepare
a data management plan”?
- What are the key messages we want to give to our graduate
- How do we handle the cultural changes issues associated
with data management planning?
Breakout sessions will be organised around some of these key issues.
Who should attend?
- Data centre and repository managers
- Academic staff engaged in the planning and conduct of
- Designers and implementers of information literacy programs
- University policy developers
- Staff of research offices
In order to have a productive discussion, the size of the workshop
is limited. Prospective participants should contact Margaret
Henty by 4 July outlining their interest and relevant work that
they are doing in this area; unless otherwise requested, these will
be shared with other participants and become part of a public report.
Selected attendees will be asked to give brief presentations based on
Participants will be advised that they have been selected to attend
by July 18.
There will be no cost associated with this workshop. This event is
subsidised by the Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories
which is funded to do outreach work in this area by the Department of
Education, Science and Training as part of the Commonwealth Government's
"Backing Australia's Ability - An Innovative Action Plan for the Future".
Participants will be responsible for meeting their own travel and accommodation
Cancellations and substitutions
Cancellations should be notified in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Substitutions can be made but it is preferred that these be notified
well before the event.