Focus on... Lucie Albaret and the DATACC project

on the September 15, 2020

Lucie Albaret is a research services manager at the University Grenoble Alpes library. She is co-head of WP3 Massive and Rich Data for Humanities. She is involved in the DATACC project, a support system for the management of research data in physics and chemistry.
Issues
Data is present throughout a project or research work ... We produce it, collect it, analyze it, organize it so that we can reuse it. But the voluminous, heterogeneous and sometimes non-perennial nature of the data makes this raw material a fragile material. Edifying figures point to the reality drawn up at European level: "Due to bad practices, 50% of research data and experiences are considered to be non-reproducible and the vast majority (more than 80%) of data will never be deposited in a trusted warehouse." (source)
DATACC is part of an international context confirming the crucial importance of effective data management.
In France, presented on July 4, 2018 by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the National Plan for Open Science makes mandatory the free publication of research publications and research data funded by public funds. The CNRS published on November 18, 2019, on the occasion of the 2nd Open Science Days, its roadmap for open science.


IMP Laboratory -  © Marie Herbet
Goals
DATACC aims to create a complete support system for physics and chemistry researchers for the management of their research data. Resolutely disciplinary, DATACC is built with a team of researchers and associated laboratories called upon at all stages of creation of the various modules corresponding to the data life cycle. The DATACC project, led by the University of Lyon 1 and the University of Grenoble Alpes in partnership with Inist (Doranum) aims to offer a support system for data management adapted to each research environment. The project notably provides a platform of useful resources, a single entry point where you can access:
- a set of information, best practices and tips proven by peers to manage research data;
- local services, developed in universities (“datalunch”, training, workshops)
- “ready-to-use” tools available online: Data Management Plan template, list of data sharing and archiving warehouses, etc.
- Ultimately, a network of referents in different specialties on data management with whom it will be possible to exchange
Method
The system is entirely co-constructed with representatives of the two disciplines associated with the design of the project. The needs of young researchers and doctoral students are particularly taken into account. A focus group made up of researchers, technicians and doctoral students tests and validates each of the solutions proposed. Partner laboratories, as the 3SR laboratory, "embed" IST professionals throughout the implementation of the system in order to ensure that the solutions offered remain in line with field practices.

The DATACC’ project is laureate of the 2nd wave of calls for projects Collex-Persée and received funding from the Grenoble Alpes Data Institute.


Published on September 15, 2020