Recent Activity: DMP Common Standards WG

02 Jun 2020

RDA hackathon on maDMPs - community vote!

Dear all,
we would like to invite you to vote [1] on the outputs created in the RDA hackathon on maDMPs [2].
There were 12 teams, 71 participants, from 21 countries that worked with the RDA Common standard for machine-actionable DMPs to add support to existing tools, build novel integrations and define new mappings.
You can vote in 3 categories:
* Innovation - the most innovative use of the RDA Common Standard for maDMPs
* Collaboration - the most diverse team that brings various perspectives, stakeholders, etc.

21 Apr 2020

RDA Hackathon on maDMPs

Dear all,
We would like to invite you to the hackathon on machine-actionable Data Management Plans (maDMPs).
The hackathon is open for everyone. As well as software developers we are looking for anyone with an interest in data - no technical knowledge is necessary - you might help with ideas generation, user testing, documentation etc.
The goal is to build integrations and test the common standard for maDMPs that is an official output of the RDA DMP Common Standards WG.

01 Apr 2020

RDA DMP Common Standards - April Updates

Dear all,
We are writing to update you on the ongoing and planned activities of the DMP Common Standards WG. There are several ways in which you can contribute. Here is an outline of activities:
1. Participate in a virtual session at the P15 Plenary
2. Contribute to a joint paper submitted to the CODATA journal
3. Help in shaping the hackathon on maDMPs
4. Submit your adoption story
5. (work opportunities @ TU Wien)
Please find all details below.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Best wishes,

07 Mar 2020

JSON schema for the DMP Common Standard

Dear all,
We have published a JSON schema that corresponds to the version 1.0 of the DMP Common Standard. You can find it here:
We have also updated the JSON examples to ensure they are compliant with the specification and that the schema validates against them.
Special thanks to Sotiris Tsepelakis who developed the schema.

06 Mar 2020

CODATA Data Science Journal Call For Papers: Research Data Alliance Results Special Collection

Dear members,


I’m writing on behalf of the editors of the CODATA data science journal special collection on RDA results. I would like to recall the possibility to submit the outputs produced by this group for the special collection. 

21 Dec 2019

RDA P15 Melbourne - Session Acceptance

Dear DMP Common Standards Working Group,
At its meeting on December 19, the RDA Technical Advisory Board considered your proposal for a session at Plenary 15 in 2020.
We are happy to advise you that your session proposal "Making your DMP work for you: how the DMP Common Standard will empower your research!" has been accepted. Congratulations!
TAB has some suggestions below for how you could improve your session. Please update the session description accordingly to provide the best information for potential attendees.

20 Dec 2019

Notification of acceptance RDA Plenary 15 session application

Dear group,


Congratulations! Your joint session application - DMP Common Standards WG & Active Data Management Plans IG - Pilioting Active Data Management Plans: Adoptions and Refinements - has been approved and will appear in the RDA Plenary 15 Programme.  Please consider this your official notification of acceptance.


06 Dec 2019

RDA Plenary 15 Announcements - Registration and Calls for Co-located Events and Posters Now Open

RDA is excited to announce several important pieces of information related to RDA Plenary 15: Data for Real-World Impact, which will be held from 18-20 March 2020 in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, MCEC (

28 Nov 2019

Deadline For P15 Group Session Submissions Extended To 5 December 2019

Dear RDA members, 


RDA's 15th Plenary meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 18-20 March 2020 


The deadline to submit session proposals for Plenary 15 in Melbourne, Australia has been extended to 5 December 2019, midnight UTC.

26 Nov 2019

RDA DMP Common Standard version 1.0 released!

Dear Working Group,
The WG co-Chairs Tomasz Miksa, Peter Neish and I are pleased to announce the official release of version 1.0 of the RDA DMP Common Standard.
The 'canonical' URL for this release is:
Here you will find the full documentation and other, supporting, resources.

15 Nov 2019

updates to the metadata application profile: ready for 1.0 release?

Dear DMP Common Standards Working Group,
Since the very useful meeting in Helsinki at the RDA Plenary, we have responded to some useful feedback and made some minor changes to the metadata profile. We believe that this is now ready for an 'official' release as version 1.0.
We have made the changes in a separate branch ('2019-11') in the Github repository, so these changes are not yet reflected on the default 'master' branch. However, you can see the latest version here: