Data Management Planning: where are we and where do we want to be?

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31 Oct 2022

Data Management Planning: where are we and where do we want to be?

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Collaborative session notes:


Part 1 - Welcome and introductions (get to know the community)

Part 2 - Scope, activities, key outputs/results of the groups

Part 3 - Break outs for discussion

Part 4 - Wrap up and next steps (both within each group and in collaboration across the groups)

Meeting objectives: 

The aim of this joint session is both to spread awareness and collect best practices on the technical and policy aspects of data management planning. That way, participants and co-chairs will be able to paint a better picture of the current landscape to then be able to collectively explore ways of supporting identified community needs and gaps.

Thus, the session will highlight:

  • the capabilities offered when adopting the DMP Common Standard to create and exchange machine actionable DMPs

  • the templates that drive data management planning and support researchers’ compliance with respective Research Data Management (RDM) policies in different scientific disciplines

  • the adoption of the outputs and group activities by the community:

    • DMP tools - automations and disciplinary prospects

    • Disciplinary efforts - standardizing disciplinary templates

  • the support needed to implement DMPs, at all levels.

Target Audience: 

The target audience is anyone dealing with Data Management Plans in their work: from researchers and support staff, such as librarians, data stewards and curators who perform Research Data Management and provide guidance for  its proper Planning, to policy and technical staff who develop DMP templates and rules guiding their implementation, especially for machine actionable data management plans, e.g. repository operators, service providers, policy makers.

Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group(s): 

This is a joint session between three core RDA groups whose contributions are directed to data management planning:

  • Active Data Management Plans IG that acts as a nucleus for discussing requirements for and identifying developments needed to support active (i.e. able to evolve and be monitored) data management planning. 

  • DMP Common Standards WG that realizes the vision of DMPs being fully integrated into the systems and workflows of the wider research data management environment, through the development of a common data model, vocabularies and reference implementations in popular formats, such as JSON, XML, RDF, etc. 

  • Discipline-specific Guidance for Data Management Plans WG that aims to propose discipline-specific adaptations for DMP templates for the disciplines behavioral, educational and social science, natural and engineering science as well as life science with the focus on medicine and biology.

Type of Meeting: 
Informative meeting
Group chair serving as contact person (responsible for the agreement with the corresponding groups): 
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Meeting presenters: 
Tomasz Miksa, Elli Papadopoulou, Maria Praetzellis, Marek Suchánek, Daniela Hausen, Briana Ezray Wham, Shannon Sheridan, Yasemin Turkyilmaz-van der Velden
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