Comments please by COB Monday 27th Oct on the following: after we'll put the case systement into the system to seek approval.
Draft Charter for Active Data Management Plans (ADMP) Interest Group
Co-Chairs: David Giaretta (UK), Helen Glaves (BGS, UK), David Baker (CASRAI, USA)
The proposed activity of this group is to act as a nucleus for discussing requirements for and identifying developments needed to support active (i.e. able to evolve and be monitored) data management planning. Working groups will be proposed to carry out work on specific areas of interest.
Currently research data management plans (DMP), created at the proposal stage of a project, do not evolve and cannot be monitored in any detail. The DMP should be the first step in the data life cycle for any dataset and therefore fundamental to ensuring that data is appropriately archived, preserved and available for re-use.
Initial meetings have demonstrated that there is very broad interest in this topic and also a willingness to contribute to the work. Preliminary ideas around the concept of ADMPs and potential topics for the working groups have been identified. These include specifying practical tools and services to support the data creators in making their data re-usable and also as the data managers and funders that have a requirement to administer and monitor these plans. The ADMP IG is distinct from, but will need to work with, many other groups including those on certification, domain repositories, metadata and preservation e-infrastructures.