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3/20/15 - Learn more: data management plans, individual development plans

The Office of Research and Economic Development at Mississippi State is offering a "Developing Data Management Plans (DMPs) and Individual Development Plans (IDPs)" seminar on Wednesday [March 25] from 2:30-4 p.m. in Mitchell Memorial Library's auditorium. Presenters include Kacey Strickland, director of research compliance, as well as Stephen Cunetto, system administrator for MSU Libraries.

Data Management Plans (DMPs) are becoming essential components of research projects and are often mandated by funders. This seminar will provide a how-to guide for developing these plans, with the goal of making your work more efficient and your grants more competitive. It will include tools and tips for assessing your data needs, as well as organizing, managing, and sharing your data to meet funding agency requirements. Examples of data management plans will be provided, as will information about how an institutional repository can help. The DMP for MSU is being coordinated through the Mitchell Memorial Library. A representative from the library will describe the process and resources available to all researchers preparing their DMPs.

There will also be discussion on the recent National Institutes of Health guidance regarding the use of Individual Development Plans (IDPs). The NIH strongly encourages institutions to develop and use IDPs for all NIH-supported graduate student and postdoctoral researchers, whether on training grants, fellowships, or research project grants. Learn more about the resources available through the Office of Research Compliance.

Please visit to register for this free seminar.

If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Taylor at 662-325-3168 or

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