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- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Social media channels - follow us on Twitter @DMPonline and LinkedIn
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- Watch GitHub for code updates
- Join our mailing list
We value understanding how the community is using our tool and how we can improve to meet their needs. We run approximately 5-6 events per year where we bring together our users to demonstrate new features, discuss future developments and ask for feedback.
- 21 November 2023 - Updates on winter development sprint and question IDs
- 23 January 2024 - Update on development work, full programme of the forthcoming workshop at IDCC on interoperability & presentation by University College Dublin (UCD) on a proposal for a more interactive DMP template
- 19 March 2024 - DMPonline user experience (UX) workshop
- 21 May 2024 - DMPonline community event
Information for users
DMPonline is a user-friendly tool. The end user will not need to know much more than what the help page says. However, we provide video tutorials on YouTube and additional support material for users with administrative rights.
Information for the developer community
Together with our partners at the California Digital Library, we run the open source DMPRoadmap codebase. A growing number of organisations have installed the code and contribute to the developer community. If you add features, please send a Pull Request so we can consider adding them into the common code.
- DMPRoadmap codebase
- Developer slack community - email DMPonline@dcc.ac.uk with a note of the address to add
Machine actionable DMPs
We work closely with a number of institutions to progress machine actionable DMPs (maDMPs).
DMPonline exports to JSON and our data model maps to the RDA common standard for DMPs. We also have a number of integrations, for example with the OpenAIRE API listing grant IDs and the RDA metadata standards directory. All of these features make it easier to reuse the content in DMPs and integrate with other services. You can structure the questions in your template to define values for storage locations and data volumes. This allows you to set triggers to get alerts and also to use the API to mine this information.
We continually gather requirements to prioritise integrations and have published use cases for machine actionable DMPs. Key resources we have authored and contributed to are listed below.
- Machine actionable Data Management Plans - a 2017 paper on user requirements published in RIOjournal
- 10 principles for machine-actionable Data Management Plans - a 2019 paper published in PLOS Computational Biology
- RDA Common Standard for DMPs - an application profile to express information in a machine-actionable way
- A landscape survey of Active DMPs - presentation given at the 13th IDCC in Barcelona
- ActiveDMPs.org - a community website profiling latest requirements, events and tool developments
- Implementing the maDMP standard in DMPonline - presentation by Sam Rust at the RDA webinar on DMPs
If you would like to engage in these initiatives we encourage you to join the related Research Data Alliance groups