Argos (https://argos.openaire.eu) is an online machine-actionable tool developed by OpenAIRE to facilitate Research Data Management (RDM) activities concerning the implementation of Data Management Plans (DMPs). It is based on the OpenDMP open source software, a product of collaboration between OpenAIRE and EUDAT CDI, and is available through the OpenAIRE Service catalogue and the EOSC. Argos addresses Open and FAIR principles and best practices and assumes no barriers for its use and adoption. It does so by applying common standards for machine-actionable DMPs as defined by the global research data community and by communicating and consulting with researchers, research communities and funders to better reflect on their needs.
Argos has two main functionalities:
DMP wizard provides the context around which a DMP is created. It contains questions relevant to the research project and funding it concerns or responsible actors on its creation. It also deals with information that regards DMP distribution as an output, such as access rights, license, etc..
Dataset wizard provides insight on how new or existing datasets have been described for the purpose of a given research. It contains questions according to Open and FAIR data recommendations or requirements found in research funders, research institutions or research communities RDM templates.
By making this distinction between descriptions of DMPs and Datasets, Argos allows datasets to be described separately, per type of data (e.g. a DMP may contain a description of a sensitive dataset and a description of a simulation dataset, etc) and / or per scientific discipline (e.g. a DMP may contain a description of a linguistics dataset and a description of an archaeological dataset, etc), and offers the possibility for descriptions of datasets to be copied and re-used in other DMPs within its platform.
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