The Institut Français de Bioinformatique (IFB – ELIXIR-FR) installed a DSW instance dsw.france-bioinformatique.fr in the first half of 2021. We are in the process of creating a DMP template targeted to the French bioimagery community and we needed a user-friendly tool to help us build the structure of the DMP, experiment with it, and gather inputs and comments from the various actors. We hope to finalise our first version of the DMP model by the end of this year 2021.
DSW has an almost inexistant barrier to entry and is thus an ideal tool to map ideas, to collaborate, and finally to raise awareness about data management as a practice. As an example, an informal group has emerged in the IFB around the question of creating DMPs for infrastructures (as opposed to for projects).
In the future we plan to integrate DSW with DMP OPIDoR (dmp.opidor.fr), the French extension to DMP Roadmap specifically designed for the French research community. DMP OPIDoR plans its first machine-actionable release also towards the end of 2021. Tool integration is a natural evolution and would follow up on work already started by the RDA DMP Common Standard
Paulette Lieby, Institut Français de Bioinformatique (IFB – ELIXIR-FR)