DMP Common Standards WG
This group produced a recommendation on machine-actionable DMPs.
- recommendation: https://doi.org/10.15497/rda00039
- full documentation: https://github.com/RDA-DMP-Common/RDA-DMP-Common-Standard
To get more information on the activites:
- check slides from our meetings - they include information on adoptions, ongoing activites, etc: https://www.rd-alliance.org/node/56938/outputs
- read our papers: https://github.com/RDA-DMP-Common/RDA-DMP-Common-Standard/blob/master/docs/links.md#publications
In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact group chairs. We are always happy to help!
The specific focus of this working group is on developing common data model and specifying access mechanisms that make Data Management Plans (DMPs) machine-actionable
To achieve this vision we will develop a common data model with a core set of elements. Its modular design will allow customisations and extensions using existing standards and vocabularies to follow best practices developed in various research communities. We will provide reference implementations of the data model using popular formats, such as JSON, XML, RDF, etc. This will enable tools and systems involved in processing research data to read and write information to/from DMPs.
The outputs of this working group will help in making systems interoperable and will allow for automatic exchange, integration, and validation of information provided in DMPs, for example, by checking whether a provided PID links to an existing dataset, if hashes of files match to their provenance traces, or whether a license was specified. The common information models are NOT intended to be prescriptive templates or questionnaires, but to provide re-usable ways of representing machine-actionable information on themes covered by DMPs