A Framework for Research Data Management.
The Science Europe Working Group (WG) on Research Data has made it its mission to develop and advocate a framework for ‘disciplinary research data management protocols’, also called Domain Data Protocols (DDPs) as a pragmatic solution to ensure proper implementation of individual DMPs.Based on this general Framework, scientific communities are encouraged and enabled to set up protocols according to their specific needs. Individual researchers can then use the protocols as template for their DMPs in any given research field. This will make RDM planning and evaluation easier for all parties involved (funding agencies, research performing organisations, and the research communities), support good research practice, and ensure research integrity.
A Framework for Domain Data Protocols.
The Framework’s set of minimum requirements (or terms of reference) encompasses matters such as implementation of applicable laws and regulations, references of standard data formats and software principles. It also deals with references to FAIR data and elements that allow for funding agencies and governments to be properly accountable for the funds spent on research. This Framework should be considered as the basis for the development of DDPs by the various scientific communities.