On November 10th, 2020 the GESIS DDP team gave an introduction to the project as part of an Birds of a Feather session of the Research Data Alliance.

The session furthermore included presentations from two more projects on discipline specific Data Management Plans (DMPs). With the goal of assessing the need for guidance in this sector, the session introduced the proposed RDA working group „Discipline-specific Guidance for DMPs“.

After the initial presentations, participants discussed the matter in different breakout groups. At first, relevant disciplines to be included in the process were discussed, followed by aspects, i.e. elements of DMPs, most relevant for guidance in this field. Finally, participants talked about discipline-specific advice that is usually missing from generic DMPs and existing guidance that might be helpful in the process. For more information on the working group please visit the RDA’s website.