The Dynamic DMPs project has started at Tampere University

The dynamic DMPs project aims to develop current mainly textual data management plans (DMPs) to better serve the needs of researchers and the university.

Dynamic DMP differs from the current DMP in that the information it contains is, where applicable, in a structured machine-readable format and can be transferred automatically between different systems. In a structured machine-readable DMP, the information is presented, for example, with ready-made checkboxes and drop-down menus, so that the user does not have to enter all the information as free-form text.

In a structured plan, it is also easier to write a plan when the questions are simpler in some respects and ready-made options can be offered.

The project aims to:

  1. Evaluate the benefits of machine-readable DMP from the perspective of the University.
  2. Assess the feasibility of machine-readable DMP from both a technical and needs perspective.
  3. Develop the current DMP template from a textual document to a more structured machine-readable format.

The project will end by the end of 2022.