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Rob Hooft

I think on of the purposes of the maDMP is exactly the opposite of what you fear: the trivial administrative questions are supposed to be filled in by machine, and only the questions that require thought and where consideration of the options can actually provide value to the research need to be filled in by the researcher. Closed questions rather than open text fields are not conflicting with this: rather than expecting a single piece of text from a researcher who may not know all the issues that could play a role in the decision nor all the options available, a complicated question can be split up into more easily answered closed questions that together provide the information after a proper consideration of all the options and issues.
To find out how I see that, you could check out the Data Stewardship Wizard tool which I am working on with my ELIXIR colleagues from Prague: