EDDI Conference System, EDDI16 – 8th Annual European DDI User Conference

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Documenting and Re-Using of DMP Information – The Distinct Role of DDI
Uwe Jensen, Sebastian Netscher

Last modified: 2016-09-27


Metadata and standard compliant exchange and re-use of information of data management plans (DMP) along the data lifecycle concern a large range of different topics. Past conference discussions, e.g. at the EDDI 2015 or the IASSIST 2016, demonstrated that ‘no simple’ solutions exist to tackle related structural (what’s missing in current DDI flavors?) and conceptual challenges (how to standardize diverse DMP structures?).

Of particular interest is the consideration to separate data management from project management issues looking forward to standards that simplify documentation, re-use and work with DMP information for relevant user groups.

To investigate such challenges, the current presentation will

  • describe core differences between data and project management related DMP aspect
  • exemplarily separate project management and data management issues, outlining standards of project management aspects (e.g. CASRAI, CERIF; PRINCE 2)
  • focus on core data driven DMP elements to manage with DDI
  • discuss conclusions about the distinct DDI role managing research data for re-use

Thereby, we aim to push forward DDI discussion on DMP’s standards to support researchers and research projects.