status: Recognised & Endorsed

Chair (s): Angus Whyte, Fiona Murphy, Natalie Meyers, Kathryn Unsworth, Marie-Christine Jacquemot-Perbal

Group Email: [group_email]

Secretariat Liaison: enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org


A variety of stakeholders are showing growing interest in exposing data management plans (*) to other actors (human/machine) in the research lifecycle, beyond their creator and the funder or institution that mandates their production. Interested stakeholders include researchers themselves, funders, institutions, and a variety of service providers and community organisations including repositories, institutions, journals, publishers, and providers of tools for writing and maintaining plans.  Implementation and adoption is currently hampered by two problems:

  • A lack of standards for expression and interchange of DMPs

  • Insufficient understanding of the needs of users and the benefits and risks of different modes of action

This proposed working group will address both of these issues; the issue of a standardised form of expression for DMPs is the concern of the proposed DMP Common Standards Working Group. The group’s output will include a reference model and alternative strategies for exposing plans, to best serve community interests in meeting FAIR principles,  based on shared experience of ‘early adopters’ in test implementations. It will be supported by work to gauge user needs and motivations for exposing DMPs as well as perceived risks and disbenefits. Note * our main focus is on Data Management Plans (DMPs) but we will seek examples of Software Management Plans (SMPs) where relevant to the exposure use cases of interest to the Active DMP Interest Group.   

The key beneficiaries of the WG outcomes will be stakeholders with a common interest in using Data or Software Management Plans as instruments for demonstrating that research products have been managed according to research community standards and generic principles (e.g. that the research products should be FAIR), and that recognition is given for doing so. 

There is potential value in exposing plans for a variety of stakeholders involved in their production and consumption. These include researchers themselves, funders, institutions, and a variety of service providers and community organisations including repositories, institutions, journals, publishers, and providers of tools to help write and maintain plans. The WG will provide a Use Cases Catalogue to describe implementation scenarios and articulate their benefits to researchers and other stakeholders, with case studies of how those benefits have been realised. Through consultation with users of well-established planning tools (DMPTool, DMPonline), the Use Cases Catalogue will also identify the degree of acceptance among researchers for the levels of exposure/publication each use case entails, barriers to realising the benefits, and any concerns about undesirable impacts.

Generalising from the scenarios and  examples contained in the Use Cases Catalogue, the WG will produce a Reference Model to document generic components and workflows for exposing plans (and metadata about them), and offer recommendations for further action by each of the relevant stakeholder groups . By gaining endorsements for the Reference Model from relevant stakeholders for each use case we will provide a community endorsed approach to using plans to share demonstrable advancement in data sharing practice.

Posts

07
September
2020

Re: Re: [exposing-plans] Exposing maDMPs - repository prototype

by Alexander Selzer

> Hello Tomasz, > Thank you for the opportunity to see this new development in the maDMP field, quite nice. > I have one question for now : does the search also include/operate on the hidden fields ? > Best wishes, > Paulette. Hi,
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04
September
2020

Re: [exposing-plans] Exposing maDMPs - repository prototype

by Paulette Lieby

Hello Tomasz, Thank you for the opportunity to see this new development in the maDMP field, quite nice. I have one question for now : does the search also include/operate on the hidden fields ? Best wishes, Paulette.
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01
September
2020

Exposing maDMPs - repository prototype

by Tomasz Miksa

Dear all, we would like to share information on a prototype of a repository for machine-actionable DMPs that helps in "exposing DMPs". The goal of the tool is to create a repository in which maDMPs can be published. The tool uses machine-actionable DMPs and thus enables searches that go beyond simple search for authors or project title. Each individual field of the maDMP can be queried. For example, users can look for: "all DMPs which use a specific dataset" or "all DMPs which store their data in a repository X", etc.
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31
July
2020

July RDA Newsletter Published

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

Dear RDA Members,   The July issue of the RDA Newsletter has been published.  It is full of information this month, including a reminder about the Call for Sessions deadline (which is next week - August 4) for Virtual Plenary 16, newly endorsed outputs, group updates and more.  Check it out at https://bit.ly/33b0CuY.   Have a good weekend!   Regards,   Jamie Petta, on behalf of the RDA Secretariat
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05
June
2020

Draft Recommendations on FAIR DMPs feedback requested by Aug 1

by Natalie Meyers

Hi, We invite the RDA community to visit the responses collected in the Exposing DMP WG's survey of data management plan stakeholders and to provide preliminary feedback on our draft Recommendations on FAIR DMPs.   
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21
April
2020

RDA Hackathon on maDMPs

by Tomasz Miksa

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.
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10
April
2020

Thank you for participating in RDA’s VP15!

by Yolanda Meleco

Thank you for participating in RDA’s VP15!  We are so grateful to CSIRO, Aarnet and Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) for their support and to you, our RDA community, for your involvement.  
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09
April
2020

RDA Exposing DMPs WG Recommendations Open For comment

by Natalie Meyers

Hi, We'd like to thank the many Data Management Plan stakeholders who attended the paired virtual plenary sessions on DMPs at P15 this week at which we released the draft Recommendations on FAIR DMPs  for review by the RDA community. 
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07
April
2020

Exposing DMPs working group sessions at the Virtual Plenary on Tues 7 April  1 PM-2:30 UTC  or Thurs 9 April 4 AM UTC 

by Natalie Meyers

Hi, The Exposing DMPs Working Group will participate in RDA Virtual Plenary 15 in a joint session that will be offered twice. We hope you can join one of the sessions below:
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01
March
2020

Exposing DMPs WG Pre-plenary Telecons March 5 and 11

by Natalie Meyers

Hi,  All interested are invited to join Exposing Data Management Plans Working Group  Pre-plenary Telecons March 5 and/or 11th.  The  March 5th call will be held at  15:00 GMT Meeting ID: 430 222 164 Join March 5 using  https://notredame.zoom.us/j/430222164
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