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Journal Article: Automating Research Data Management Using Machine-Actionable Data Management Plans by Tomasz Miksa

Tomasz Miksa published an article for the ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems Journal.

Title

Automating Research Data Management Using Machine-Actionable Data Management Plans

Authors

Tomasz Miksa, Simon Oblasser , Andreas Rauber

Journal

ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, Vol. 13, No. 2

Abstract

Many research funders mandate researchers to create and maintain data management plans (DMPs) for research projects that describe how research data is managed to ensure its reusability. A DMP, being a static textual document, is difficult to act upon and can quickly become obsolete and impractical to maintain. A new generation of machine-actionable DMPs (maDMPs) was therefore proposed by the Research Data Alliance to enable automated integration of information and updates. maDMPs open up a variety of use cases enabling interoperability of research systems and automation of data management tasks. In this article, we describe a system for machine-actionable data management planning in an institutional context.