Pending of final acceptance by the European Commission

This deliverable is the first version of the Data Management Plan (DMP) of the CrowdHEALTH project and it compiles a first description of the datasets according to the FAIR template. The overall purpose of this document is to support the data management life cycle for all data that will be collected, processed or generated by the project.

CrowdHEALTH participates in the Open Research Data Pilot of the H2020 Programme, and a DMP is required for all the projects that are participating in this programme. The DMP is usually intended to be submitted by month 6 of the project, and the European Commission recommends using a template that follows the FAIR Data Management Plan Model in order to make the research data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable. However, due to CrowdHEALTH complexity in what regards data, which comes from the fact that the project deals with heterogeneous sets of data, from different sources that are initially not interoperable, and taking into account the high level of privacy and confidentiality of most datasets, together with the large amount of datasets identified, the FAIR Model was not appropriate to gather relevant information from the pilots (Use Cases) as a starting point. A more practical kind of information about the datasets was needed by the technicians to understand what type of data will be made available and how it will be used by the pilots. Consequently, some extra time was needed to create appropriate questionnaires and collect relevant information.

The whole procedure to gather information about partners’ datasets, and in particular those provided by the Use Cases who have access to them, has been described in the introduction of this deliverable and forms for the compilation of information can be found in annexes. The reason for sharing information about these steps and the procedure that we have designed previous to the elaboration of the first DMP is that we proposed what can be seen as a good practice, which could be appreciated and replicated, and probably improved for its implementation in other projects of similar complexity regarding available data and datasets to be researched and used by the developments.

The project has identified a list of 13 datasets and a FAIR questionnaire has been completed for each one.

The DMP is a living document that will be updated for the mid-term and the final review of the project.

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