Norwegian Centre for Research Data adopts RDA DMP Common Standard for Machine-actionable Data Management Plans Recommendation
NSDs Data Management Plan (NSD DMP) is a tool for enabling long-term preservation and sharing of research data. Its purpose is to enable researchers to manage their data in a lawful, well-structured and secure manner, and for the data to be stored, reused and understood in the future. The goal of NSD DMP is to enable researchers to share their data with as few legal, financial and practical barriers as possible, and to free up resources and capacity for practicing research. Also, the aim is that NSD DMP will contribute to a cultural change with respect to data sharing - it is an initiative towards a broader national FAIR ecosystem for keeping research data as open as possible and as closed as necessary.
We found that using the application profile of DMP Common Standard for Machine-actionable Data Management Plan - in combination with BPMN use case process and the maDMP mock-ups - as a platform for the development of NSD DMP was instructive and fruitful. An important lesson learned was to focus on specific parts of the application profile and the BPMN process.
Trond Kvamme - Special Adviser at Norwegian Centre for Research Data (NSD)
NSD DMP adopts parts of the application profile in the RDA DMP Common Standard for Machine-actionable Data Management Plans Recommendation. We specifically looked at new ways of distinguishing between project information and dataset information when creating a DMP. We also considered ways of integrating security and privacy issues with information on relevant data hosting options. We found much valuable input and inspiration in the set of semi-automated workflows that were designed in the RDA DMP Common Standards Working Group. These processes show how data management planning can be supported by means of automation and system integration in an institutional context. The mockups that came out of the Working Group helped us to better imagine the totality of such a system and provided us with valuable suggestions as on how to develop our own DMP tool with machine-actionable elements.
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