Recommending FAIR practices for DMPs, with an emphasis on “I”

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27 Nov 2019
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Meeting objectives: 
  • Provide an introduction to and brief history of the Exposing DMP WG and its remit (grounding for newcomers and update for group members)

    • Why the focus on FAIR?

    • Why a common information-sharing model for machine-actionable DMPs is important and how it relates to the Exposing DMPs WG objectives

  • Inform meeting participants of the work completed, and conclusions reached for recommendations on making DMPs FAIR:

    • Survey analysis – implications

    • Stakeholder interview findings - implications

    • Use case database

    • Stakeholder case studies - exemplars of DMP exposure use cases that identify issues in making DMPs findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR)

    • Resulting recommendations and adoptable principles

  • Engage with stakeholders (researchers, funders, repository managers, ICT providers, librarians, etc.) involved in data management planning, particularly around recommendations/principles/future work

  • Discuss actions based on the recommendations that stakeholders should take to promote the maDMP standard, and adopt principles that will impact practices towards making DMPs more FAIR and integrated

  • Plan next actions, with a focus on encouraging interoperability (maDMPs), potentially including the initiation of a future working group(s)

  • Receive feedback on all the above

Meeting agenda: 

Collaborative session notes: 


Part 1 – Introduction for newcomers, status update, and meeting objectives (15 minutes)

  • Intro to Exposing DMPs WG

  • Why FAIR and maDMPs?

  • Exposing DMP update: What have we been up to? Work packages completed - conclusions leading to recommendations.  


Part 2. The “I” in FAIR: automated content sharing beyond the plan: lightning talks (35 minutes)

  1. Natasha Simons/Siobhann McCafferty (ARDC) – RAiDs: connecting the metadata dots across the research project lifecycle (research project and activities) [speaker TBC]

  2. Katie Hannan/Carmi Cronje (CSIRO) – Let’s talk integration: information flow and systems integration of the CSIRO Research Data Planner [confirmed]

  3. Helen Morgan (University of Queensland) – UQ Research Data Manager (UQRDM) system – interrogating a rich dataset for business intelligence opportunities [confirmed]

  4. Yvette Wharton/Laura Armstrong (Auckland University, NZ) - FAIR DMPs - road-mapping integrations at Auckland Uni [confirmed]

Part 3. Discussion – Recommendations, future work (40 minutes)

  • Recommendations on FAIR DMPs - actions for funders, institutions, journals, other stakeholders

  • Appetite for continued work - new WG with new priorities? Where should we focus the next piece of work on the recommendations? Do you agree with the Plenary 14 poll? 

    • 56: Controlled vocabularies in DMPs

    • 41: Persistent IDs for DMPs

    • 35: Consents of the DMP authors to share contents

    • 33: Metadata about DMPs

    • 27: Licensing DMP contents for reuse

    • 22: Serialisations of Common Standard

    • 17: Exposing DMP landing pages or stubs

  • 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 who write DMPs, and potentially the broader community. This WG will report its final outputs at P15 Australia.

Short Group Status: 

Exposing DMP WG - is in the final phase and reporting final outputs at P15. Starting the official recommendation process.

Type of Meeting: 
Working meeting
Remote participation availability: