Recent Activity: DMP Common Standards WG

26 Jun 2019

Plenary 14 Session Submission deadline is tomorrow!

Dear members of the DMP Common Standards WG,

With RDA Plenary 14 scheduled to occur from October 23-25, the deadline for session submission is this Thursday, 27 June at 16:00 UTC. Submissions for meeting sessions are open to working groups, interest groups, joint groups and birds of feather (BoF) meetings.

Please note, however, submissions are accepted from group chairs only. If you submit a session request for a group, please notify the other chairs of that group.

04 Jun 2019

RDA DMP Common Standards - status and call for contributions

Dear colleagues,
This is a short update from the RDA DMP Common Standards working group.
During the last plenary in Philadelphia we have presented the common standard for machine-actionable DMPs [1]. You can find here [2] its specification, examples, FAQs, links, etc.
We would like to hear from you about your experiences of working with the standard. Please contact us in case you have already used it, or if you're just planning to do so.

25 Mar 2019

RDA DMP Common Standards at P13 - speakers and adopters wanted!

Dear group members,
With this mail we would like to share some updates before the plenary and ask for your contributions to the session.
We are having a meeting on the first day of the plenary - in the morning session on Tuesday, 2 April:

07 Mar 2019

DMP Common Standards - model your own maDMP

Dear group members,
We have created some JSON examples of maDMPs. You can find them here:
They are based on the model that you have already seen (which continuously undergoes adaptations):

13 Feb 2019

RDA DMP Common standards - February 2019 Call

Dear group members,
Since our last call in January, we have introduced some changes in the model. The last call was very fruitful and we would like to organise another one next week.
Please indicate your availability:
Current version of the model can be found here:

10 Feb 2019

IDCC19 - DMP Common Data Model

At last week's International Digital Curation Conference in Melbourne a whole day was devoted to an unconference. In the unconference, anyone could nominate and run a session with participants voting on which they would like to attend.  One popular session was devoted to looking at the DMP common data model. We had a good discussion looking at the model and how it could support the use-cases of people in the session.

15 Jan 2019

DMP Common Standards - Model development in progress - online meeting

Dear colleagues,
We have been recently progressing with the common DMP model and would like
to get in sync with you. We would like to invite you to join a call.
In the call we would like to walk you through the model, discuss it, and get
Please indicate your availability by Friday EOB:
The current version of the model can be found here:

09 Jan 2019

Exposing Data Management Plans Needs Assessment


Please take the Exposing Data Management Plans Survey (open til March 25, 2019) and please promote participation in the survey.

The purpose of this survey is to conduct a needs analysis related to sharing or publishing data management plan content, or extracts, with others who may help implement the plan or benefit in other ways. Your participation in the survey will contribute to a better understanding of expectations related to sharing and publishing the content of data management plans.

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17 Dec 2018

DMP Common Standards - between plenaries - update

Dear DMP Common group, Here is a bunch of updates from our side: 1. We're working on the model. The first draft can be found here: [chart] The current version of the model aims at separating and breaking down topics, e.g. DMP describes Data, DMP can have information on Projects and Costs. Data can be considered jointly (all project data ) or broken down into logical parts (input data, output data, code, etc.).