Whitepaper on Data Management Plans seeds the 9th Research Data Alliance Plenary

Tomasz Miksa co-authored a whitepaper on machine-actionable data management plans (maDMPs). The whitepaper was used to seed the discussions at the 9th RDA Plenary in Barcelona, Spain and will lead to the establishment of new RDA groups.

The paper is published in the open-access Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal under DOI 10.3897/rio.3.e13086 and available for comments from the community, in the true spirit of open science.

The paper presents selected community-generated use cases that reflect the needs of various stakeholders. It also articulates a consensus about the need for a common standard for machine-actionable data management plans to enable future work in this area, thus making research outputs FAIR, i.e., Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.