DMP: Tips, Tricks & Tools webinars

From the DMPTool blog:

“The California Digital Library is offering a webinar on data management plans and the DMPTool. Carly Strasser and Perry Willett of the University of California Curation Center (UC3) will present Data Management Plans: Tips, Tricks and Tools, covering best practices for scientific data management, and introduce the DMPTool as an important tool for creating and managing data management plans. The webinar will be offered twice; please join us on one of these days:”

Wednesday, January 11, 2:00-3:00pm (PST) Thursday, January 19, 10:00-11:00am (PST)

Pre-registration is required. The ” Webinar on data management plans, Jan 11 and Jan 19 ” post has registration links.

Current state of NSF DMP reviews

Carly Strasser, of the University of California’s Digital Curation for Excel Project (DCXL), recently posted some information on the DCXL blog about the current state of NSF panel reviews of data management plans . The information is not officially from NSF, but comes from “a program officer or two at NSF, a few scientists who have served on panels for several different directorates, and some miscellaneous experts in data management plans.”

NBII terminated Jan 15

As announced last fall, the NBII (National Biological Information Infrastructure) will be terminated January 15, 2012, due to federal budget cuts. The NBII, which began in 1994, is a program to provide access to data and information on the nation’s biological resources. With the termination, all resources, database, tools and applications on the NBII site will be unavailable. See the USGS announcement for more details and background. At some point, the NBII content may be made available through the efforts of the Internet Archive.