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

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

14 Jun 2017

DMP Common Standards WG - Case Statement Draft - Feedback Needed

Dear all,
I would like to share a draft of the case statement for the DMP Common
Standards WG:
It is based on conclusions from the 9th plenary meeting and our notes from
the kick-off call we had last month. I would like to ask you to provide
your feedback directly in the document using comments. Please feel free to

12 Jun 2017

Call for Suggestions and Contributions on Implementing the FAIR Data Principles: EC Expert Group on Turning FAIR Data into Reality

The announcement below may be of interest to this group, particularly in light of the questions regarding the EC's approach to FAIR Data Management Plans


05 Jun 2017

Open AIRE requests feedback on Horizon 2020 template for Data Management plans

FYI  see call for feedback forwarded from CODATA for OpenAIRE on horizon 2020 template for Data Management Plans

The message below is sent on behalf of colleagues from Open Aire and may be of interest to members of the CODATA International community in Europe and beyond:

Dear colleagues,

The OpenAIRE project is collecting feedback on the Horizon 2020 template for Data Management Plans. Please complete the survey at:  

30 May 2017

Active DMP WG Exposing plans - notes from first call

Dear all,
Thank you to all who took part in a productive kick-off discussion last Friday. There were 10 of us, a decent turnout considering the timing. You can find the notes of the discussion in the google doc here (to which participants are welcome to add).
All were interested in contributing in some way to our draft case statement. Fiona has now spliced up our previous text and inserted it under the headings RDA ask for. So please go ahead – it’s ready for your edits .

26 May 2017

Re: [rda-datamanagplans] Active DMP WG Exposing plans - first call starting at 5pm CEST

For the call starting in about 30 mins (call details below) please use the google doc below for meeting notes.
Anyone who can’t join the call is very welcome to add notes to this. If you do, please introduce yourself and the work you would like to see done under the ‘exposing dmp’s heading.
Thanks and hope to speak soon!

24 May 2017

Active DMP WG Exposing plans - first call Friday 26 May 5pm CEST

Dear all,
Following up from the RDA Plenary 9 meeting of the Interest Group, the first meeting of the planned WG on Exposing Plans is scheduled for *this Friday 26th at 5pm CEST*. The planned agenda is as follows:
- Introductions
- Scope and aims of the WG
- Plan for working up the draft case statement to meet RDA requirements (stated here).