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Version 1.0 document released

We’ve now released v1.0 of the MaRDI-Gross manual, which is intended to act as an ‘intellectual toolkit’ for individuals or groups who are developing a DMP plan for a large-scale project, but which should be of interest to others with large-scale data-management concerns.  You can find the report at:

http://purl.org/nxg/projects/mardi-gross/report

(please use this URL when referring to the report, and not the URL it temporarily resolves to).

We think it likely that we’ll produce a v1.1 update to this report towards the end of summer 2012, so if you have any comments on this version, we’d still be very keen to hear them.

Report v0.2 released

We have released v0.2 of the project report. Many thanks to those who have sent comments — please, everyone, feel free to keep ’em coming.

The URL is as before: http://purl.org/nxg/projects/mardi-gross/report

(please use this URL when citing or forwarding the link, as this link will be updated to point to the most recent version of the report).

We’ll be eliciting more comments on the document over the summer, at HEP and DMP conferences.

Initial draft of project report

The MaRDI-Gross project is funded by JISC to support big-science projects in developing suitable Data Management and Preservation (DMP) plans to manage the long-term curation of the data they generate.

This support will take the form of one (or possibly more) documents discussing best current practice in this area, with a mixture of general and specific advice aimed at letting a project’s data managers optimally adapt this practice to their own situations.  In addition, the document is intended to give advice to funders, explicitly or implicitly, on how they should criticise or negotiate projects’ high-level DMP plans.

We have released a draft of the project report, which can be found at

http://purl.org/nxg/projects/mardi-gross/report

This is v0.1 (please use this URL when citing or forwarding the link, as this link will be updated to point to the most recent version of the report).

We are asking for comments of any length, on any aspect of this version, by 13 April – the week after easter.

There will be at least one subsequent draft release of the report this spring, and it will not be finalised until the end of the summer, after various existing projects’ collaboration meetings. We are also very open to comments on the nature and timing of this consultation process.