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Progressing Machine Actionable Data Management Plans in DMPRoadmap

20 March 2023 |

Machine Actionable DMP Workshop

Join our DMPonline team and partners for a series of talks and open discussion covering Machine Actionable Data Management Plans (maDMPs), the role of maDMPs in European Open Science and what is currently possible within DMPRoadmap. The workshop will run alongside a series of events ahead of the Research Data Alliance Plenary 20 (RDA P20).

Date & Time

Monday 20 March 2023, Pascal Room, Lindholmen Conference Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden

08:30 - 12:00 UTC, 09:30 - 13:00 CET

Event format: hybrid

This event is a co-located event with the RDA P20.

Joining Instructions

Online attendance is via Zoom room. If you have registered, you should have received details in the joining instructions. Please contact if you have not.

Attending in person

The event takes place in Pascal Room, Lindholmen Conference Centre.

Lindholmspiren 5,
417 56

Find Lindholmen Conference Centre on Google Maps.

The conference centre’s central location in Gothenburg means that it is only a 6 min bus ride from the central station and Landvetter airport 25 min. Älvsnabben ferry (free of charge) takes you over the river in 4 minutes into the city centre. For further information on travel, please visit the RDA's 20th Plenary - Venue and Travel Guide.


The programme would consist of a series of brief talks followed by moderated discussion.

Start Time UTC Start Time CET Title Description Presenter
08:30 hrs 09:30 hrs Welcome Overview of programme and how the event will work Kevin Ashley
08:40 hrs 09:40 hrs RDA maDMPs Working Group - Where Are We Now? Brief summary of the outputs to date
Tomasz Miksa
08:55 hrs 09:55 hrs Overview of the DMPRoadmap Project Overview of the project, partners, recent achievements Diana Sisu
09:05 hrs 10:05 hrs maDMPs in DMPRoadmap

What we can currently do in Roadmap, what we are aiming to achieve

Maria Praetzelis & Brian Riley
09:30 hrs 10:30 hrs Role of Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) in EnablingMmachine Actionable DMPs  Short overview of work in FAIR-IMPACT to harmonise the use of PIDs within the European Open Science Cloud Gabriela Mejias
09:45 hrs 10:45 hrs Coffee break
10:15 hrs 11:15 hrs Brazilian Implementation of maDMPs

A description of the national service for writing data management plans

Recorded presentation

Laura Vilela Rodrigues Rezende
10:30 hrs 11:30 hrs DMPonline: What’s on the Horizon Diana Sisu
10:45 hrs 11:45 hrs FAIRsharing as a content provider for maDMP

Brief overview of what FAIRsharing has done to make data policies themselves more FAIR and machine readable (e.g., funders’ policies)

Allyson Lister
11:00 hrs 12:00 hrs maDMPs at OPIDoR

Overview of maDMP capabilities in OPIDoR, the national French implementation of DMPRoadmap

Benjamin Faure
11:15 hrs 12:15 hrs Round Table Discussions

Participants break into moderated round table discussions. Themes are being finalised but may include policy elements, PIDs, machine learning, case studies for maDMPs.

If you have suggestions for themes, please contact .

11:45 hrs 12:45 hrs Reporting, Wrap up and Close Kevin Ashley
12:00 hrs 13:00 hrs Lunch Lunch and networking in the foyer


Event is free of charge but registration is required. Registration is now closed.

The event will be available in hybrid format, which means it can be attended both in person and online.

Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees, so please let us know if you have any dietary requirements using the registration form.


DMP Roadmap is a Data Management Planning tool. The codebase is open source and is available at . Management and development of DMPRoadmap is jointly provided by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) and the University of California Curation Center (UC3). The DCC & UC3 work closely with research funders and universities to produce a tool that generates active DMPs and caters for the whole lifecycle of a project, from bid-preparation stage through to completion.

The DCC provides the DMPonline service available for free to users all over the world, and also offers subscription models for institutional and national services. DMPonline is a web-based tool that supports over 100,000 users to develop data management plans.

The DMPTool is run out of the California Digital Library and supports over 370 participating organizations in the United States and internationally. Thanks to support from the National Science Foundation, the DMPTool team has developed several new features and workflows to support machine-actionable DMPs.

More recently, the DMPRoadmap team has been joined by teams from Canada and France, which provide the national services DMPAssistant and, respectively, OPIDoR.


For enquiries, please contact the DMPonline helpdesk at