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Tomasz Miksa

Dear all,
Thank you for the contributions to the CODATA journal paper. The good news is that the deadline has been extended. This gives a chance to others who haven’t contributed yet! Please add your parts on the adoption of the standard and provide any feedback here:
In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Best wishes,
Tomasz Miksa
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Sent: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:43 PM
To: DMP Common Standards WG
Subject: [dmp-common] RDA DMP Common Standards – April Updates
Dear all,
We are writing to update you on the ongoing and planned activities of the DMP Common Standards WG. There are several ways in which you can contribute. Here is an outline of activities:
1. Participate in a virtual session at the P15 Plenary
2. Contribute to a joint paper submitted to the CODATA journal
3. Help in shaping the hackathon on maDMPs
4. Submit your adoption story
5. (work opportunities @ TU Wien)
Please find all details below.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Best wishes,
Tomasz, Peter, Paul
1. Participate in a virtual session at the P15 Plenary
Together with the other DMP groups we are co-organising a session in which the maDMPs will be one of the key topics. There will be pre-recorded presentations and two sessions for discussions. Please join the one that suits you best:
– Tuesday, 7 April 13.00 UTC/ 15.00 CEST/ 14.00 BST/ 09.00 EDT
– Thursday 9th April 04:00 UTC/ 14:00 AEST/ 09:30 IST/ Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 21:00 PDT
You can now find the session in the Virtual Plenary agenda here:
With the session page here:
2. Contribute to a joint paper submitted to CODATA journal
During the development of the common standard we described individual steps in publications. The final output produced by this WG is in form of a technical documentation. We would like to use the opportunity provided by RDA Europe that covers publication fee in the CODATA journal and write up a paper summarising the whole work performed by this WG.
The idea is to describe how we jointly developed the standard, present the standard itself together with a discussion explaining design decisions made, etc. On top of that we would like to present existing and pending adoptions. We have created an overleaf document here:
All members who actively contributed to the development of the standard are welcomed to add their name and affiliation to the list of co-authors. I would like to specifically invite everyone who is currently working on adopting the standard to provide 1-2 paragraphs describing their adoption story – work in progress is also ok. We believe a wide range of examples will create added value.
The deadline for the submission of the paper is 15 April. We need to have all inputs from you by 12 April, so that we have enough time to finalise the paper. We look forward to your contributions!
3. Help in shaping the hackathon on maDMPs
Together with the RDA national nodes we would like to organise a hackathon on maDMPs. The original hackathon was supposed to be hosted in Vienna, but given the recent developments we have decided to host it virtually. Discussions at the IDCC15 conference revealed that the DMP tool providers are independently implementing RDA recommendation on maDMPs. Based on the follow-up discussion we identified that a joint meeting in which the ongoing work could be discussed, coordinated and aligned for the future will be of benefit to the broad RDM community. For this reason, we would like to organize a hackathon with the following goals:
– to identify common challenges and establish common practices,
– to test integrations between tools to improve their interoperability,
– to develop new serializations, define mapping to templates, etc.
The hackathon will take place on 27 and 28 May 2020.
Since the event is not restricted by the physical room capacity, we can have parallel sessions. This means we can cover a broader range of topics discussed in various break out groups, but related directly to maDMPs and the output produced by this WG.
For this reason, we would like to ask everyone interested to complete a short questionnaire by 12 April. The information and suggestions provided by you will help us better plan the event:
4. Submit your adoption story
Please let us know if you are planning or if you are already adopting the common standard for maDMPs. Tracking adoptions helps us in promoting the standard. We are also always happy to provide (early) feedback if needed.
5. Jobs @ TU Wien
TU Wien is implementing research data management infrastructure. We are currently looking for a solution architect (full time, permanent!), software developers and a FAIR Data officer.
If you have experience in running IT projects and/or are familiar with the FAIR principles and would like to join our team in Vienna, then one of the jobs may be a perfect fit for you:
For more information, please contact Tomasz Miksa.