Researchers need to provide information about the outcome of their efforts for RDM. ZonMw measures the outcome through a number of key items (‘kerngegevens’). The key items relate to several aspects of the FAIR principles.
General outline of the key items / kerngegevens for a dataset (or other digital objects)
- The persistent Identifier (e.g. DOI-code) that refers to the dataset.
- The digital repository (or data archive), preferably certified, where the dataset is deposited.
- The online catalogue, or web portal where the dataset is registered or indexed and can be found (this may also be the repository).
- The data format of the dataset, preferably machine readable.
- The data model and/or terminology (e.g., code, classification, ontology) for the data.
- A metadata scheme that provides information about (the provenance of) the research data.
- In case of animal research it is recommended to register the study and protocol(s).
For researchers who apply for a grant or have a ZonMw-project:
- You must provide the information about the key items - as far as possible - at the beginning of your project, and at midterm. At the end of the project, you must complete the required key items.
- You can provide the information by making use of this list
- Check the programme and /or call for proposals for any specific requirements with respect to your DMP and the key items.
- ZonMw may publish the key items of projects on its website.