Machine-Actionability refers to the information that is consistently structured so that machines can be programmed against such a structure. It is emphasised lately in the domain of data management plans and metadata, as tools need to process and evaluate them effectively.
Machine-actionable DMP (maDMP) is an emerging standard for adding machine-actionable richness to data management plans to bring added value to all stakeholders. The goal is to enable a frictionless exchange of information across research tools and systems and eventually reduce the administrative burden. DSW is compliant with the maDMP.
Not only human-readable documents but also machine-actionable formats like JSON or RDF/XML can be exported from the filled in questionnaires. Furthermore, the Data Stewardship Wizard was developed to use a bare minimum of free text and uses UUID for each question and answer in its machine-actionable DMP (maDMP). Thus it is easy to integrate the data from DSW to other systems.