On demand support and training

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On demand support and training

The on-demand support and training services give you one-stop access to a wide range of help, training, and support resources, helping you get more out of the OLOS Portal. Take advantage of a broad range of training options, including custom support tailored to your research project's unique situation. We will follow up on every service request to identify your needs, and help address any functional or data management-related question that you may have.

Consultation on research data management

The OLOS Portal provides flexibility for each scientific community to define and apply its own standards. In order to do so, it also provides best practices and guidelines in data management, data structure, interoperability, metadata, licensing, and accessibility to facilitate the usability of preserved and shared archives, in the form of online courses, workshops and seminars to help you on your  journey in managing, publishing and preserving your data files to allow for future use, by yourself or others.

Data stewardship

We provide you with customized assistance to help you evaluate and meet your data management requirements. Contact us to schedule a consultation as you plan your research project or prepare your data for deposit.

DMP review

Writing a Data Management Plan (DMP) provides you with the opportunity to manage your data more actively from the proposal to the completion of your project. Careful planning helps ensure quality data archives when your project is completed. The DMP usually comes as a supplementary document of no more than two pages to your proposal. It offers a long-term perspective by outlining how data will be generated, collected, documented, shared and preserved and includes a descriptions of the nature and scale of your data, the file formats, metadata and standards used, and any legal, ethical, intellectual property or security concerns that exist. Get support with your Data Management Plan (DMP) and submit it for review.


We will help you identify:
  • What types and volume of data will you be producing?
  • What files formats are most suitable for long-term preservation?
  • Whether metadata standards are available in your research field or not?
  • How to describe your data so that others can understand and use it in the future?
  • How to select your data for preservation and sharing?
  • How long will you preserve your data?
  • If you need to define embargo period, and for how long?
  • If your data is sensitive, how to enable and manage controlled access to it to protect privacy?
  • How to choose and manage access restrictions?
  • How to identify who can reuse your data?
  • How to cite your data?
  • Any other research data management question that you may have