Data Management Plan Implementation and Framework

Science Center Objects

This project aimed to advance the long-standing need for a more formalized approach to data management planning at the science center (program) level in USGS. The study used two different science centers as test cases. Improved planning for data management and data integration is identified in the Bureau science strategy goals (U.S. Geological Survey, 2007; Burkett and others, 2011) with the ne...

This project aimed to advance the long-standing need for a more formalized approach to data management planning at the science center (program) level in USGS. The study used two different science centers as test cases. Improved planning for data management and data integration is identified in the Bureau science strategy goals (U.S. Geological Survey, 2007; Burkett and others, 2011) with the need for consistent and unified data management to allow for accessible and high confidence data and information from the USGS science community.



Benefits

  • Two data management models for other science centers to use
  • Data management framework tested by use case scenario

Deliverables

  • A Science Center review on data management practices
  • An in-depth assessment and survey of the Texas Water Science Center (TXWSC) was conducted to methodically document some of the common practices, challenges, and needs
  • A technical evaluation report was written to summarize the findings from an informal survey, assessment of Quality Assurance plans, and staff interviews.
  • A substantially revised, implementation-ready edition of the Research Data Management Plan (RDMP) Enterprise guidance document
  • A week-long meeting was held by the team in July 2012 where the organization, vocabulary, and flow of the Data Management Plan Framework (DMPf) RDMP Enterprise layer outline was critically and extensively revised to support development of Data Management Plans (DMPs) for national, Center-based, and local programs and their subordinate projects
  • A white paper will be used to guide implementation of the DMPf RDMP at the TXWSC
  • Internal CDI Project Progress Report

Note: this information is from the FY12 CDI Annual Review