Active Data Management Plans IG


Group details

TAB Liaison: 
Carole Palmer
Case Statement: 

The proposed activity of this group is to act as a nucleus for discussing requirements for and identifying developments needed to support active (i.e. able to evolve and be monitored) data management planning. Working groups will be proposed to carry out work on specific areas of interest.

Currently research data management plans (DMP), created at the proposal stage of a project, do not evolve and cannot be monitored in any detail. The DMP should begin at the planning stage for any dataset, evolving through its entire lifecycle and is therefore fundamental to ensuring that data is appropriately managed, archived, preserved and available for re-use. 

There is very broad interest and willingness to contribute to the work. Preliminary ideas around the concept of ADMPs and potential topics for the working groups have been identified. These include specifying practical tools and services to support the data creators and their organisations in managing and making their data re-usable and also as the data managers and funders that have a requirement to administer and monitor these plans.  The ADMP IG is distinct from, but will need to work with, many other groups including those on certification, domain repositories, metadata and preservation e-infrastructures.

Recent Activity

24 Jul 2017

Exposing DMP working group case statement submitted

Dear all,
Thank you very much to all who contributed to the case statement, which I submitted earlier today. It is now public on the RDA website, for community review. That means we now have our page etc and mailing list ***@***.*** (in cc above)
I’ll leave the draft in the google doc here for access to comment trail etc.
So please feel free to join the group!

20 Jul 2017

Case statement for Exposing Plans WG

Dear all,
We are in the final days of drafting the case statement for the ‘Exposing Plans’ WG, and aim to submit it Monday next week. That leaves only a few days, but further input by Monday 10am BST is still welcome.
All best,
Dr Angus Whyte
Snr Institutional Support Officer
Digital Curation Centre
University of Edinburgh
skype: angusawhyte
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

20 Jul 2017

Testing mailinglist - apologies for the inconvenience

Testing mailinglist
Apologies for the inconvenience.
Timea Biro
Trust-IT Services Ltd. Trust-IT Srl
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Fax: +39-050-503325
email: ***@***.***
skype: timea-biro

05 Jul 2017

DMP Common Standards WG - Community Review

Dear all,
we have submitted the case statement of the DMP Common Standards WG. It is
open for a community review - you can see it in the main page of RDA.
We will be gradually migrating to our own mailing list. Please sign-up here:
Once more, we would like to thank everyone who helped us in drafting the
case statement and provided feedback.
Kind regards,
Tomasz Miksa,
Paul Walk,
Peter Neish

04 Jul 2017

Reminder: Next call on "Exposing DMPs" - 5th July

Dear all,
A reminder of our call tomorrow (Wednesday) to discuss our draft case statement. The call details are as follows. Please also see the relevant links below that.
With best wishes,
Fiona Murphy, Natalie Meyers, and Angus Whyte
Active DMP WG Exposing plans
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CEST/ 2.00-3.00PM BST/9.00-10.00 EDT
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

28 Jun 2017

Next call on "Exposing DMPs" - 5th July

Dear all,
Our next call will be Wednesday 5 July 2.00-3.00 BST/9.00-10.00 EDT. We’ll forward the call details when we have them confirmed, and will look forward to speaking with you then. Meanwhile all the relevant links are as mentioned previously below.
Best wishes,
Fiona, Natalie and Angus
Dear All
Please find a link below to a Doodle poll so we can sort out a time for our next call. Please could you supply your availability by the end of this week (so, Friday 23rd).

28 Jun 2017

DMP Common Standards WG

Dear all,
Please find the connection details for tomorrow's call in the bottom of this
In the meeting we're going to:
. Discuss outstanding comments from the case statement.
. Review goals, deliverables and milestones.
. Finalise the case statement and outline next steps.
If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions, please feel free to join
Best wishes
DMP Common Standards WG
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CEST

22 Jun 2017

Next call on "Exposing DMPs"

Dear All
Please find a link below to a Doodle poll so we can sort out a time for our next call. Please could you supply your availability by the end of this week (so, Friday 23rd).
In the meantime, here is a link to draft case statement we’ve been working on. Please take some time between now and the call to read and edit:

20 Jun 2017

Please share your experience with H2020 DMP template - survey deadline extended

(This should be a friendly reminder, with apologies for cross-posting)
Dear colleagues,
The OpenAIRE project is collecting feedback on the Horizon 2020 template for Data Management Plans. Please complete the survey at: We also encourage support staff to pass this information on to researchers they know who’ve written H2020 DMPs.

19 Jun 2017

ISO certification of trusted repositories

I hope the following will be of interest.
Dr David Giaretta
Who can be trusted with your precious information for years to come?
Much of our lives and our futures depend on digital information yet the
"father of the internet" Vint Cerf [1] worries about the coming "digital
dark age". How can we know who can be trusted with our digital future?
Now there is a way to do it in the same way we know which systems we can
trust for food, environment, energy, namely through ISO certification by ISO