Machine-actionable DMPs - take them and use them!

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25 Jun 2019
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Meeting objectives: 

- engage with stakeholders involved in research data management in general, and data management plan interoperability in particular

- present common data model developed in course of the WG activity

- discuss future pilot implementations

- receive feedback on all of the above

- discuss other activities and initiatives complementing developments of this WG

- plan next actions, with a focus on encouraging interoperability from maDMPs using the common information sharing standard developed by this WG

Meeting agenda: 

Collaborative session notes 


Part 1 – Introduction for newcomers, status update, and meeting objectives

Part 2 – Common information sharing model for machine-actionable DMPs

- Overview of the model for DMP information sharing

- Refinements introduced since P13

Part 3 – Ongoing and future pilot implementations

- mapping maDMPs to funder templates

- extending DMP tools to use  the maDMP common information sharing standard

- integrating maDMPs with data repositories

- generating human readable DMPs from maDMPs

Part 4 - Discussion

Part 5 –  Wrap up and next steps

Target Audience: 

Everyone who is considered a stakeholder within the research data lifecycle is welcomed. For example, you should come, if you are…

- a researcher – to discuss those things that are wrong with DMPs which could be fixed with a common maDMP information sharing standard.,

- a repository operator – to discuss how to improve ingest and foster automatic sourcing of information from DMPs,

- a service provider – to help us to identify which services must be rolled out to automate DMP specific tasks and support researchers in proper data management,

- a policy maker – to  discuss your view of how machine-actionable DMPs can support better adoption of policies,

- a research facilitator - to discuss which common tasks can be automated and which will always require human interaction and support.

No prior preparation is needed, but a look at the linked resources is definitely helpful.

Group chair serving as contact person: 
Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

Data Management Plans (DMPs) are semi-structured but largely free-form text documents describing data used and produced in research projects. The workload and bureaucracy often associated with traditional DMPs can be reduced when they become machine-actionable. However, there is no common definition of what machine-actionable DMPs really are. This hinders the communication between stakeholders and leads to scepticism, or conversely to exaggerated expectations.

The RDA working group on DMP Common Standards works to clarify what machine-actionable DMPs are. It develops a common data model for machine-actionable DMPs that will enable exchange of information between systems acting on behalf of stakeholders involved in the research life cycle, such as, researchers, funders, repository managers, ICT providers, librarians, etc. The group also develops standard workflows to demonstrate how the machine-actionable DMPs can be implemented by connecting them to various systems, such as, CRIS, repositories, or funder systems.

During the session we will present the refined common model for maDMPs and will discuss ongoing and future pilot projects implementing the model. The group will start the official RDA recommendation process after this plenary.

Short Group Status: 

Publishing results. Starting official recommendation process. 

Type of Meeting: 
Informative meeting
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