ARGOS - Create, Link, Share Data Management Plans
ARGOS (https://argos.openaire.eu) is an online tool in support of automated processes to creating, managing, sharing and linking Data Management Plans - DMPs with research artifacts they correspond to. It is the joint effort of OpenAIRE and EUDAT CDI to deliver an open platform for Data Management Planning that addresses FAIR and Open 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 of RDA and by communicating and consulting with researchers, research communities and funders to better reflect on their needs.
ARGOS provides a flexible environment and an easy interface for users to navigate and use.
ARGOS aims to combine the flexibility of adhoc questionnaires with the power of a structured information system while capturing the semantics of a data management plan, and the rigidness of funding and/or validation rules. It also attempts to embrace the need for collaboration around the structuring of a data management plan, its evolution and sharing. Moreover, it emphasizes on achieving interoperability and enabling actionability of data management plans, that will allow systems to not only validate, but also to automate tedious, currently user driven, activities.
ARGOS is comprised of two main functionalities:
A service for machine actionable data management planning
There are two ways of creating a DMP:
DMP Wizard combines the most necessary fields of the DMP template and the Data Description template. It is an easy way of starting a DMP and completing a Dataset Description. The downside when using the Wizard is that it only supports one Dataset Description. To add more datasets documentation, someone must open the DMP from DMP Expert.
DMP expert contains extra fields for describing the project, grant, funding, contributors and associations between DMP authors, etc. DMP Expert is advised for use when further modification and personalization is to take place.
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