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#130932

Thanks, Rob and Tomasz, for valuable feedback!

I perfectly agree with the idea and rationale behind making DMPs machine actionable. If this is implemented in a meaningful way, it surely will reduce the administrative burden for researchers. As you say, Rob, this way “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”. I had a look at the Questionnaire demo of the Data Stewardship Wizard from ELIXIR. Here, researchers are guided through the whole lifecycle of research data. But without such guidance and sensible grouping of questions, filling in a DMP form may turn into a disengaging and frustrating duty. If you read my feedback on the easyDMP tool, you’ll probably understand what I mean.

Best,
Philipp