Machine-actionable DMPs - tell us your story!

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04 Aug 2020
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Meeting objectives: 

The main aim of this session is to inform everyone on the recent developments regarding machine-actionable DMPs and to identify new areas that require coordinated action. Specifically we want to:

  • Demonstrate adoptions for the DMP Common standard

  • Encourage adoption of the DMP Common standard

  • Promote discussion of the DMP Common standard

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Part 1 - Introduction for newcomers, status update, and meeting objectives

Part 2 - Adoptions

  • Claire Austin - maDMPs in a government context
  • Maria Praetzellis - DMPHub
  • Lucas Berent, Alexander Selzer - maDMPs repository
  • Max Moser - Framework for integrating maDMPs with data repositories
  • Georgios Kakaletris - Argos adoption of RDA ma-DMP standard and integrations with the OpenAIRE ecosystem
  • Maroua Jaoua - Research Object Crates and Machine-actionable Data Management Plans
  • (discussion)

Part 3 - Maintenance of the standard

  • summary of proposed updates
  • discussion

Part 4 - Wrap up and next steps

  • What are the new topics we should tackle together to ease adoption of maDMPs?

Target Audience: 

The target audience is anyone who might benefit from creating machine actionable data management plans. This could include researchers, repository operators, service providers, policy makers, research facilitators. While we are looking for people who could directly adopt the model, we are also looking for generally interested people who can advise and test assumptions and processes.

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Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group: 

Data Management Plans are free-form text documents describing the data that are used and produced during the course of research activities. They specify where the data will be archived, which licenses and constraints apply, and to whom credit should be given, etc. The workload and bureaucracy often associated with traditional DMPs can be reduced when they become machine-actionable.

The DMP Common Standards WG has developed an application profile that allows information from traditional DMPs to be expressed in a machine-actionable way. It allows for automatic exchange, integration, and validation of information provided in DMPs.

The standard developed by this group facilitates the exchange of information between systems acting on behalf of stakeholders involved in the research life cycle, such as, researchers, funders, repository managers, ICT providers, librarians, etc.

Currently, being in maintenance mode, the group is seeking adopters to the standard.

Short Group Status: 

The group has produced recommendations and is in maintenance mode. Currently facilitates new adoptions.

Type of Meeting: 
Informative meeting
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