Published November 27, 2020 | Version v1
Poster Open

Making DMPs Beneficial to Research Projects with Data Stewardship Wizard

  • 1. Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Technical University in Prague
  • 2. Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences


The Data Stewardship Wizard (DSW) supports Data Stewardship Planning with a focus on benefits for research projects. Producing a document with a data management plan is a secondary goal. DSW provides guidance through tree-like (conditional) questionnaires, which ask the right questions for the right projects and which support team collaboration. The questionnaire structure is collected in knowledge models that can build upon each other: one knowledge model can customize a different one e.g., to incorporate local legal or institutional restrictions and resources. Both questionnaires and knowledge models can evolve over time, and DSW propagates changes so that even if the expertise is updated, the questionnaires do not have to be filled in from scratch. Documents are generated from questionnaires programmatically which allows turning a single questionnaire into differently formatted text documents with tailored content. The architecture of DSW allows us to prototype and implement features easily. DSW is already proving its versatility and evolvability, for example in enhanced interoperability using maDMP adoption

This work was supported by ELIXIR CZ research infrastructure project (MEYS Grant No: LM2015047).



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