May 26, 2022

Journal Article: “Next-Generation Data Management Plans: Global, Machine-Actionable, FAIR”

The following article appears in the latest issue of the International Journal of Digital Curation.

Next-Generation Data Management Plans: Global, Machine-Actionable, FAIR


Stephanie Renee Simms
California Digital Library

Sarah Jones
Digital Curation Centre


International Journal of Digital Curation
Vol 12, No 1 (2017)
Note: Earlier version of this paper was presented at the 12th International Digital Curation Conference


At IDCC 2016 the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) and University of California Curation Center (UC3) at the California Digital Library (CDL) announced plans to merge our respective data management planning tools, DMPonline and DMPTool, into a single platform. By formalizing our partnership and co-developing a core infrastructure for data management plans (DMPs), we aim to meet the skyrocketing demand for our services in our national, and increasingly international, contexts.

The larger goal is to engage with what is now a global DMP agenda and help make DMPs a more useful exercise for all stakeholders in the research enterprise. This year we offer a progress report that encompasses our co-development roadmap and future enhancements focused on implementing use cases for machine-actionable DMPs.

Direct to Full Text Article
10 pages; PDF.

See Also: Machine-actionable data management plans (maDMPs)
Research Ideas and Outcomes 3: e13086 (05 Apr 2017)

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