Recommending FAIR practices for DMPs, with an emphasis on “I”, Piloting Active Data Management Plans: Adoptions and Refinements

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27 Nov 2019
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This session will be offered twice: Tuesday 7 April  1 PM-2:30 UTC  & Thursday 9 April 4 AM UTC 

Building upon the recent publication of the common data model for the creation of machine actionable DMPs produced by the RDA working group on DMP Common Standards, many projects have emerged to harness the emerging capabilities of machine actionable DMPs.   In parallel the Exposing DMP WG has surveyed community perspectives and practices around the selective sharing of DMP content, to coordinate and improve data management for researchers who write DMPs. The WG has drafted recommendations to inform practice, with a focus on making the most of the DMP as a means for documenting how FAIR principles are applied.

This session offers highlights of current work in this area, with links to pre-recorded talks and Q&A with speakers able to attend a session in person.  We will then consider the practice recommendations, review the prospects for incorporating the Common Standard and machine actionable DMP workflows within institutional settings. Finally we will offer feedback on a new disciplinary DMP WG case statement.

Meeting agenda: 

Part 1 – Introduction for newcomers and status update, and meeting objectives (5 minutes)

Status update on


Part 2. The “I” in FAIR: automated content sharing beyond the plan: lightning talks (25 minutes).  2 minute overviews of a selection of the talks below (links to be available from April 6th) followed by Q&A

  1. Hollydawn Murray (F1000) - Adding to Open Research- Publishing Data Management Plans (overview, pre-recorded talk)

  2. Maria Praetzellis (CDL) - DMPTool: Interoperability and the DMP Common Standard - export and API functionality pilot (overview, pre-recorded talk)

  3.  Yvette Wharton (Auckland University, NZ) - FAIR DMPs - road-mapping integrations at University of Auckland (overview, pre-recorded talk)

  4. Sotirios Tsepelakis (Technical University Vienna) Automating maDMPs using Invenio (pre-recorded talk)

  5. Katie Hannan (CSIRO) – Let’s talk integration: information flow and systems integration of the CSIRO Research Data Planner (pre-recorded talk)

  6. Jan Wisgerof (University of Queensland) – UQ Research Data Manager (UQRDM) system – interrogating a rich dataset for business intelligence opportunities (overview, pre-recorded talk)

  7. Maria Praetzellis, Neil Davies (CDL) - Introducing FAIR Island (overview, pre-recorded talk)

  8. Peter Sefton (UTS) Stash: End to end Research Data Management at the University of Technology Sydney (overview, pre-recorded talk)

Part 3. Discussion – Recommendations, future work (30 minutes)

  • Recommendations on FAIR DMPs - actions for funders, institutions, journals, other stakeholders -  5 minute overview followed by mentimeter feedback and discussion.

  • Disciplinary DMP WG - new case statement.

  • WG wrap up 

Target Audience: 

We invite anyone with an interest in the success of research data management planning to participate, particularly those who are considered stakeholders within the research data lifecycle. For example, please join us if you are…

  • a researcher – to let us know what you would hope to achieve by sharing some or all of your DMP content with your peers, potential collaborators and service providers, or concerns about the consequences of doing so

  • a DMP platform provider, repository, journal or other service providers

    • to discuss the implications of FAIR DMPs

      • What additional system supports are required?

      • What cultural shifts are needed to enable FAIR DMPs?

    • to discuss how well the maDMP standard supports the exchange of information about research projects' data management requirements and anticipated outputs

  • a research funder/ policy maker – to share your expectations of how wider exposure of DMP content may improve the achievement of policy goals towards FAIR outputs

  • a research facilitator - to discuss the institutional support processes that DMP exposure would benefit or otherwise impact on.

No prior preparation is needed, but some familiarity with the provided links would be beneficial to you.

Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

The Exposing DMPs WG provides a forum for exchanging information about existing developments and initiatives related to data management planning. The group is surveying community perspectives and practices around the selective sharing of DMP content, to coordinate and improve data management for researchers and the broader community.

The DMP Common Standards WG has developed an application profile that allows the expression of information from traditional DMPs in a machine-actionable way. It allows for automatic exchange, integration, and validation of information provided in DMPs.A JSON schema that corresponds to the version 1.0 of the DMP Common Standard is available here:

Short Group Status: 

Both Working Groups are in the final phase of reporting final outputs and starting the official recommendation process.

Type of Meeting: 
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