Category: General

DMPTool downtime this Saturday 7/12/14

Due to maintenance to the servers hosting the MySQL databases, DMPTool will be unavailable on Saturday July 12 at 6:00 PM PT until Sunday July 13 at 1:00 AM PT. During this time, a maintenance page will display. Please contact if you have … Continue reading

Misc Stats for DMPTool2

It’s been nearly a month since we released DMPTool2, and by all accounts the new version of the application is a success. We have a few bugs to work out but generally the response to the tool has been positive. … Continue reading

D-Day By the Numbers

In Memory of all those who served on this day, 69 years ago. Do any of the numbers surprise you? [Source: CNN.]

New DMPTool Released Today

The long-awaited DMPTool version 2 is released today, thanks to the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Currently the DMPTool supports 115 institutions and more than 9100 users, and with this release we expect these numbers … Continue reading

Spring Training in Florida

I recently returned from a week of training in Florida. No, not for baseball, but for Big Data. More specifically, how to collect samples for NEON’s Terrestrial Observation System. You know…insects, plants, soils, microbes, mammals, and pathogens. With a push of a button, you’ll be able to access data about all of these things: their …

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Prudential: The Curious Secrets of a Long Life (Kind of)

the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” […]

White House Climate Data Initiative Addresses Climate Change Through Open Data

On March 19, 2014, the White House launched the Climate Data Initiative (CDI), part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan launched in June 2013.  The Climate Action Plan is the Administration’s blueprint for domestic and international efforts to prepare for the impacts of climate change and reduce carbon emissions.  The CDI is meant to spur …

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DMPTool2 Development: User Experience Testing

Our first round of user experience testing wrapped up last week, with a focus on administrator tasks like managing users, creating custom data management plan templates, and adding institution information or logos. Here’s a quick update on what we learned. … Continue reading