[CODATA-international] Register now: A webinar on the Data Management Plan

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Fri Jan 15 05:56:28 EST 2021

Date: Wednesday, 20th January 2021

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 noon GMT
Duration: 40 min session and 15 min Question Answers (Total 1 hour)

Registration Link:

Webinar is about why we need to embrace development and use of data
management plans (DMP) to guarantee production and supply of quality data.
The importance and value  of a DMP are in its use as an instrument for the
following: capturing quality metadata and data; implementing data policies;
complying with funders and publishers requirements; preventing occurrence
of data disasters;  enabling research collaboration; supporting open
science and
citizen science; and enhancing research careers.

The webinar discusses key components of a comprehensive DMP and suggests
how to formulate a DMP. It discusses the link between metadata and data and
how it affects the quality of data, and its use and reuse in the data
ecosystem. The need to conduct a complexity analysis based on CFTER factors
along a proposed data value chain model shall be discussed. The DMP issues
that will be considered include: IT costs; storage and backup; best
practices; data licensing; data preservation; and self-assessment

Prof Muliaro Wafula the presenter has contributed to the development of
Nature Masterclasses online course on Managing Research Data
https://masterclasses.nature.com/online-course-in-managing-data/18365540 that
could be of help to early career researchers.

Other examples of DMPs recommended and relevant to the webinar include:
, https://libraries.mit.edu/data-management/plan/write/

Name of the Speaker:Prof Muliaro Wafula
Designation: Associate Professor
Affiliation: Jomo kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Prof Joseph Muliaro Wafula holds a BSc. Science (Hons) (Kenyatta
University), MSc. Physics (University of Nairobi), M.Phil. Microelectronic
Engineering and Semiconductor Physics (University of Cambridge –UK), Summer
Doctoral Program (Berkman Centre for Internet & Society/Oxford Internet
Institute’s -Harvard University Law School), and PhD Information
Technology (JKUAT).
He is certified by IBM as a Mobile Application Developer, Cyber Security
expert and Data Engineer.

Resend consultancies undertaken include: Review of the Global Biodiversity
Information Facility’s activities and accomplishments; Development of an
African Policy Framework and Policy Roadmap for Open Science and Open Data’;
Performing Skills Audit and development of strategies to fill the gaps in
Northern Corridor Integrated Project (NCIP) Member States-Kenya, Rwanda,
South Sudan, and Uganda.

A collaborator on Melinda and Gates Foundation award 2017 for developing a
Blockchain-based Vaccines Supply Chain Management Application. Recipient of
two IBM awards namely: the 2016 IBM Shared University Research Award on Open
Data Cloud Project for JKUAT for building an open data platform for
researchers in Africa, and the 2014 IBM MEA Award, for capacity building in
Mobile Application development. Won the Kenya Open Data Champion Award of
2016. Member of the Global Challenges Research Fund/ ESRC Strategic Network
on Digital Development: Leveraging Data Science and Digital Participatory
Practice for Development Impact (2017-2018) and a Co-convinor of a network
bringing together 29 participants (academics, NGOs and business partners)
from 13 countries to develop joint cutting-edge research agendas. Member of
Immunization Technical Working Group.

He is an elected Executive Member of CODATA International. He is a member
of the editorial board of the Data Science Journal.

He is a fellow of the Computer Society of Kenya and the Cambridge
Commonwealth Society and has published book chapters, a book and
research papers
in peer reviewed international journals. Lead Author of the African Open
Science Policy Framework– A guide for African States on Open Science Policies
and Practices. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computing



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