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1 Data Management Planning and the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI)Version 1.0 Contents I. Overview ....................................................................................................................................................2 II. The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) Standards ................................................................................2 III. Data Management Plans and the DDI: Common Information .................................................................3 IV. DDI’s International Focus and the DMP Landscape .................................................................................4 V. Challenges to Modelling Data Management Information ........................................................................5 VI. The ICH-DMP Project ...............................................................................................................................5 VII. Data Management Planning and the Data Lifecycle...............................................................................7 VIII. Engaging with the DDI Alliance ..............................................................................................................8 IX. Conclusions ..............................................................................................................................................9 Annex: ICH DMP Superset Model and DDI Mappability .............................................................................10
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2 I. Overview Data management planning has become an increasing focus among the bodies which fund research, not only among the various research councils and other funders within the UK, but also elsewhere in Europe, and notably among the major research funders in the US. At the same time, the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) metadata standards have become tools that are increasingly being used to facilitate data management solutions within organizations. Although based on a model of the data production lifecycle, DDI does not explicitly capture information regarding data management planning in its current versions. While there are some point s of similarity, the DDI fundamentally captures the metadata which data producers and archives have today for the DDI, as for researchers more generally, data management planning is a relatively new area. There is, however, strong interest among the members of the DDI community in being able to record the details of data management planning in a standard fashion, allowing the information to be exchanged freely between applications and organizations that use it. This document presents the challenges faced by DDI in incorporating a new set of information the description of data management plans into the existing set of DDI information, suggesting some current points of overlap, and setting the stage for a future discussion regarding how data management planning might fit into the overall model of the data production lifecycle, and how it can address the wide variety of models used internationally to describe data management plans. II. The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) Standards The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) standards are the products of the membership-based DDI Alliance, currently housed within the Interuniversity Consortium for Policy and Social Research (ICPSR) based within the University of Michigan. The members of the DDI Alliance include data archives and libraries, statistical offices, research institutes and data producers. There are two major work products from this group: DDI Codebook (formerly known as versions 1.0 to 2.1) and DDI Lifecycle (formerly known as DDI 3.0 and 3.1). These are complementary XML formats for encoding metadata for quantitative data files.
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