updates to the metadata application profile: ready for 1.0 release?

15 Nov 2019
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Dear DMP Common Standards Working Group,
Since the very useful meeting in Helsinki at the RDA Plenary, we have responded to some useful feedback and made some minor changes to the metadata profile. We believe that this is now ready for an 'official' release as version 1.0.
We have made the changes in a separate branch ('2019-11') in the Github repository, so these changes are not yet reflected on the default 'master' branch. However, you can see the latest version here:
https://github.com/RDA-DMP-Common/RDA-DMP-Common-Standard/tree/2019-11
Please have a look at this version and comment (by replying on this email list) if you see anything that looks wrong. Please note that we will not make significant changes at this point, but there is time to fix minor mistakes.
Our plan is to release version 1.0 on Monday 18th November.
At the bottom of this email message I have included a list of the changes made since the Helsinki RDA Plenary.
Many thanks to all of those who have contributed to this work - this has been a great community effort!
Best wishes,
Paul
On behalf of the WG Co-chairs: Tomasz Miksa, Peter Neish & Paul Walk
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Paul Walk
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# Changes made in response to feedback from RDA Plenary 14 (Helsinki)
There have been some minor structural changes, and several name-changes to improve the naming consistency.
## Expressing identifiers consistently
Seven properties have been altered to each contain the following sub-property pair:
* `identifier`
* `type`
The properties which now contain these identifier/type pairs are:
1. `contact_id` under `contact`
2. `contributor_id` under `contributor`
3. `dmp_id` under `dmp`
4. `dataset_id` under `dataset`
5. `metadata_standard_id` under `metadata`
6. `funder_id` under `funding`
7. `grant_id` under `funding`
## The `technical_resources` property
This no longer uses the `identifier/identifier_type` pattern. Instead it just has a `name` and a `description`, both of which are `strings`.
## Renamed properties
* `dm_staff` renamed to `dm_contributor`
* `staff_id` renamed to `contributor_id`
* `staff_name` renamed to `name`
* `mbox` under `contributor` renamed to `mbox`
* `contributor_type` renamed to `role`
* `dm_contributor` to `contributor`
* `available_till` in `distribution` to `available_until`
## Data type changes
* `type` in `dataset` has been changed from a controlled vocabulary to a free `string` property because we have been unable to identify a suitable vocabulary to constrain this property
* the cardinality of `type` in `dataset` has been relaxed to `0..1`
## Host storage type
* `storage_type` in `host` has been changed from a controlled vocabulary to a free `string` property because we have been unable to identify a suitable vocabulary to constrain this property.