Recent Activity: DMP Common Standards WG

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:

12 Nov 2019

Deadline for P15 Group Session Submissions Fast Approaching

Dear Group Members, 

The deadline for group session submissions for Plenary 15 is 28 November 2019, midnight UTC – just two weeks away.

If your group is interested in submitting a session for a working group, interest group or joint meeting session, submissions will only be accepted from your group chairs, so be sure to coordinate with them to ensure proper communication of the submission.   

If you are a chair and submitting for a joint meeting session, all chairs involved in that joint session must be notified of the submission. 

31 Oct 2019

DMP Common Standard

Dear Working Group,
On behalf of the DMP Common Standard Working Group Chairs:
Thomasz Miksa, Peter Neish, Paul Walk
Following a very useful meeting at the RDA Plenary in Helsinki last week, we are now collating the remaining feedback before declaring an official release of the metadata profile we have been working on. There are a few minor fixes and changes to make, based on this feedback.

09 Oct 2019

P14 Session Chair Update

In preparation for Plenary 14 in Helsinki, please refer to the information presented below pertaining to your breakout sessions.


Remote Participation

  • Remote participation will be available in each meeting room through GoToMeeting, which will be running from the laptop provided by the University. By just opening your presentation on this laptop, remote attendees will be able to view your slides and hear you speak.

07 Oct 2019

Data management solutions Workshop - RDA colocated event

Dear all,
I hope this e-mail finds you well.
If you want to know different technical solutions to manage your
research data in a wide context like the European Open Science Cloud,
this information can be useful for you.
We are organizing a colocated event within RDA 14th plenary. The aim of
this event is to present diverse technical solutions in the context of
research data management (FAIR data, data provenance, big data, etc.) as
well as to find synergies among several projects and user community. If

17 Sep 2019

DMP Common Standards - update before plenary in Helsinki - speakers needed

Dear all,
This is an update on activities and plans of the DMP Common Standards WG:
1. Plenary in Helsinki
2. Pilot implementations - speakers needed
3. Webinar presenting the model
4. Feedback and endorsement process
5. Active DMPs Interest group meeting
Details below.
1. Plenary in Helsinki
We are looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible during our upcoming meeting at Plenary 14 in Helsinki.
It is scheduled for:
23rd October 2019 - RDA 14th Plenary Meeting - Day 1, Breakout 1

29 Aug 2019

RDA 14th plenary - Updated notification of acceptance for plenary sessions

Dear all, we would like to inform you that the session 

Towards FAIR Data Management Plans, from principles to practice

has been moved from breakout 6 to breakout 2 (23rd October - Day 1 - 14:30, 16:00) as there was a clash identified with the original scheduling.

We look forward to seeing you in Helsinki!
RDA Secretariat

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):