The first project meeting with all applicants could not take place in Cologne due to the Corona pandemic. Therefore, it was held virtually on November 23, 2020.
The project participants first recapitulated the work carried out so far, starting with organizational aspects and workflows as well as activities in the area of external presentation of the project. Subsequently, the stat of the development of Domain Data Protocols (DDPs) and the corresponding requirements of different stakeholders was summarized. The special focus was on the presentation of the agreed basic concept and the composition of modules of the DDPs.
The second part of the event was devoted to the coordination of upcoming work in the project. Again, organizational aspects, such as the current creation of the DDP project website, were addressed first. Furthermore the development of the DDPs was discussed, supplemented by previous considerations and future work in the area of their technical implementation. The current status and future work on the costs of research data management were also presented.
Finally, the project partners discussed possible adjustments to the plans for 2021 as well as a corresponding use of funds, which will become necessary due to the Corona pandemic. In this context, it was decided to first discuss the topic within the participating institutes to jointly coordinate these aspects during the monthly project meeting.
The project partners jointly determined that all milestones to date had been achieved. Corrections to the orientation of further project activities are only necessary at the level of detail to do justice to the decisions made about content and the changed conditions caused by the Corona pandemic in terms of organization.