ARGOS & OpenDMP templates support access to FAIRsharing content
Enriching DMPs with data policies and standards
In the context of TIER2 project, OpenAIRE and FAIRsharing have extended their collaboration with the configuration of the FAIRsharing API in ARGOS/OpenDMP software to allow the creation of DMPs that include FAIRsharing record DOIs and content, focussing on data policies and standards.
Challenge & Scenario
APIs come in different protocols and architectures which need specific configurations to be in place by service providers that want to consume their information/content. OpenDMP is a generic, highly configurable, DMP platform, initially designed for consuming public/open APIs. However, FAIRsharing offers protected/authenticated APIs, which called for a revision of the OpenDMP primary configuration mechanism.
Solution & Implementation
To support the FAIRsharing authentication and request chaining, an extension was designed and implemented to the External Reference Configuration mechanism of OpenDMP software. This included configuration options regarding the order of requests, the authentication service configuration (url, client information, scopes, etc), the type of authentication, the authentication parameters, and a declarative way on how this authentication information will be used to the data retrieval requests (headers, cookies, etc).
So far, ARGOS/OpenDMP supported a wide range of external APIs for PID referencing, such as for data, publications, organisations, researchers, and other research products, actors and activities that are available from the OpenAIRE Graph. Now, this collection is enhanced with FAIRsharing content that DMP authors can use to provide explicit, unambiguous identification of the data standards and policies that they want to reference in their DMPs. Without clear links to these resources, implementers of the DMPs may be left unsure as to exactly which resource they should be using.
FAIRsharing is a curated, informative, and educational resource on metadata standards for digital objects (checklists, models/formats, terminologies, identifier schemas), inter-related to databases (repositories and knowledge basis) and data policies, across all disciplines. It guides consumers to discover, select and use these resources with confidence, producers to make their resource more discoverable, more widely adopted and cited, and powers third party tools by providing trustworthy content to promote standards and databases. RDM practitioners and DMP tool developers form a core part of the FAIRsharing community, as they need to be able to provide unambiguous references to standards, databases, and policies.
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ARGOS is a service that guides researchers through the creation process of a data management plan to submit to research funders, a requirement for Horizon Europe and national funding programs. The templates are up to date on the cloud and address specific funding requirements based on funders DMP templates. Researchers can easily and without prior knowledge, find the right template, start editing it by following the step-by-step guidance from ARGOS, save it, enrich, and co-edit with colleagues, and finally, share it openly with a DOI assigned to it. Your DMP will be based on standards and FAIR principles, be readable by humans and machines, making it fully interoperable. ARGOS saves you time and effort to create, craft and shape a DMP efficiently, so that you can focus on your research.