Methodology to establish a list of publicly accessible DMPs
841 Horizon 2020 DMPs are now publicly available on Phaidra, the repository of the University Vienna, at phaidra.univie.ac.at/detail/o:1140797 for further use.
Initially, we downloaded 1552 publicly available DMPs from CORDIS. These DMPs were then manually and automatically vetted to establish a white list.
Stage 1 – manual vetting: With the help of volunteers from OpenAIRE's RDM taskforce the initial list of DMPs was manually screened according to the following questions:
- Is the document in question really a DMP? in order to identify and remove documents that had been wrongly classified as a DMP
- Is the document really public? In order to identify and remove documents that had been wrongly classified as public but in fact were set to restricted access and/or confidential
This initial screening resulted in 1053 DMPs that passed. ERC DMPs are not included since these are not clearly marked as public.
Stage 2 – automatic vetting: In stage two an automatic search for the word "copyright" was conducted in each DMP document. Any DMPs which include copyright were excluded from the collection in order to ensure that only those DMPs which are not IP protected are published.
This process (as described above) has resulted in a list of 841 DMPS which have passed both stages. These DMPs are now publicly available on Phaidra, the repository of the University Vienna, at phaidra.univie.ac.at/detail/o:1140797 for further use (e.g. analysis, training etc).
However, it should be noted that the content of the DMPs have not been quality reviewed – they are published as is and should not necessarily be taken as good practice cases.
All Data Management Plans available in the collection are clearly marked as public documents (designation PU) and not copyrighted. Furthermore, the CORDIS licence allows re-use(see cordis.europa.eu/about/legal). Nevertheless, users of the collections are advised to consult the individual data management plans for any restrictions in re-use; PHAIDRA and OpenAIRE Austria accept no liability.
Contact & Further information
- The project was conducted by Daniel Spichtinger, under supervision of Gerda McNeill, with support from the OpenAIRE RDM taskforce and the University of Vienna Library IT Service. For further questions and queries please contact: openaireaustria[at]univie.ac.at
Text by Daniel Spichtinger