Workshop


What if all the author needed to cite was a DMP? Towards a machine-actionable vision for DMPs and DAS

Organised by OpenAIRE++

Sept 22, 16.30 - 18.00 CEST

Research Funders, Publishers, Service providers, Researchers

Interdisciplinary collaborations: Networks, services, methods
Sustaining Open infrastructures, services and tools for research communities

Data Availability Statements, Data Management Plans, Research Data Management Lifecycles, Research Outcomes

During the session, attendees / participants will be able to identify the points needed in both DMPs and DAS and work towards addressing them. The session is expected to:

  • From the session presentations and feedback, develop an initial checklist/roadmap of the top items to address/work on as a community to improve DMPs/DAS
  • Produce a whitepaper/website/paper from the roadmap/checklist of higher-level DMP/DAS points to communicate to the research scholarly community and address together

Data Management Plans (DMPs) and Data Availability Statements (DAS) provide context on activities and outcomes in Research Data Management Lifecycles (RDMLs) and encompass different aspects of the scholarly communication process. On the one hand, DMPs ensure researchers’ compliance with research funding and research organizations’ requirements, to carefully manage and appropriately share research data and outputs. On the other hand, DAS are integrated into scientific publishers' workflows to promote the availability of their publications’ underlying research data and outputs. Efforts are underway to standardize the structure and content of DMPs and DAS at both technical and policy levels. In this session you will hear from four key stakeholder groups regarding their approaches towards addressing challenges and opportunities in DMPs and DAS:

  • Dutch Research Council (NWO) - Champions research data management policy alignment with research funders in Europe. One of the first organizations to implement Science Europe core requirements for DMPs, NWO actively promotes these requirements to other stakeholders. 
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) - Advances data/software sharing policies and approaches in publishing through a broad coalition of partners and stakeholders. Beginning with its position statement on data (1997), AGU continues to improve its guidance and move towards machine-actionable DAS and research articles.
  • Research Data Alliance (RDA) DMP Common Standards Working Group (WG) – Develops a community-wide information model, as well as specifications and access mechanisms for machine-actionable DMPs (maDMPs). The WG recently released its maDMP recommendations for fostering greater collaboration, integration, and automation of maDMPs across research workflows.
  • Argos - An open extensible service through OpenAire that simplifies the management, validation, monitoring and maintenance of DMPs. Argos constructs DMPs as machine-actionable outputs that are also shared through Zenodo according to Open and FAIR practices. Furthermore, the Argos paradigm inspires discussions and solutions towards the automation, linking, and machine-actionability of DAS and DMPs.

Agenda

A funder's perspective on DMPs - Maria Cruz, Dutch Research Council [presentation]

Open Research at AGU and Wiley - Christopher Erdmann, American Geophysical Union and Hannah Smith, Wiley [presentation]

Citing machine-actionable DMPs – How can we make it work? - Tomasz Miksa, TU Wien & SBA Research [presentation]

Argos: How tools can facilitate our DMP discussions - Elli Papadopoulou, ATHENA Research and Innovation Center / OpenAIRE [presentation

Discussion

Organisers

Christopher Erdmann, American Geophysical Union
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Elli Papadopoulou, ATHENA Research and Innovation Center / OpenAIRE
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Hannah Smith, Wiley
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Maria Cruz, Dutch Research Council
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Tomasz Miksa, TU Wien & SBA Research
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