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Implementing the DMP Common Standard on the Argos tool for maDMPs

Argos is an online machine-actionable tool developed by OpenAIRE to facilitate Research Data Management (RDM) activities concerning the implementation of Data Management Plans (DMPs). Argos enhances OpenAIRE’s continuous efforts towards Open Science Commons and a Linked Open Data environment that brings data closer to where they are stored and managed, aiming at better reproducibility and integrity of research.

For Argos, the main challenges in the adoption process were concerned with the application of the standard so that any DMPs produced are exploitable in other compliant DMP platforms, and vice versa.

Argos’ model considerably differs from other DMP providers. Its specificity lies in the distinction between two entities: DMPs and datasets. DMP entities in Argos hold information referring to DMPs as a coherent document while datasets contain details regarding the management of data.