Maintenance and Adoptions of the Common Standard for machine-actionable DMPs

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05 Aug 2021
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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:

  • Present recent updates to the DMP Common standard

  • Demonstrate adoptions for the DMP Common standard

  • Encourage adoption of the DMP Common standard

Meeting agenda: 

Collaborative session notes:


Part 1 - Introduction for newcomers, status update, and meeting objectives [15 minutes]

Part 2 – Adoptions and new use cases [4 x 15 minutes, discussion and questions after each talk]

  • Now that machine actionable DMPs are becoming available, what could we do with them? by Daniel Mietchen
  • Update on maDMPs in a government context: Developing an RDA maDMP extension and logic model by Claire Austin
  • Automating Evaluation of Machine-Actionable Data Management Plans with Semantic Web Technologies by Lea Brugger and Raffael Foidl
  • maDMP4LS : integration of DMP OPIDoR in the French infrastructure landscape by Benjamin Faure and Konogan Bourhy

Part 3 - Maintenance of the recommendation [5 minutes]

Part 4 - Wrap up and next steps [10 minutes]​​​​​​​

  • Are there any updates needed in the recommendation?
  • 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.

Group chair serving as contact person: 
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 a recommendation and now is facilitating it adoption.

Type of Meeting: 
Informative meeting
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