Because good research needs good data

DMPonline Community

Join our user group and developer community, or engage with us in global fora to set the direction on DMPs

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DMPonline events

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.

Forthcoming events:

  • 11 October 2022, How to use APIs
  • 15 November 2022, Revised plan creation wizard
  • January 2023 (exact date tbc), Plan versioning
  • 20 March 2023 - this is likely to be a half-day workshop, running alongside the Research Data Alliance Plenary, which will be held on 21-23 March 2023 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Topics will include expanding the user base. 
  • July 2023, (exact date tbc), Priorities for academic session 2023-2024

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. 

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.

If you would like to engage in these initiatives we encourage you to join the related Research Data Alliance groups