Deliverable D9.11 is a deliverable of the DTOceanPlus project, which is funded by the European Union’s H2020 Programme under Grant Agreement #785921. This document is an update of the Data Management Plan (DMP), D9.10, which was submitted in October 2018. The DMP is not a fixed document. It evolves during the lifespan of the project to reflect significant changes such as dataset updates or changes in Consortium policies. This version of the DMP describes in more detail the practical data management procedures implemented by the DTOceanPlus project.
The overarching objective of the DTOceanPlus project is to develop and demonstrate an open source, integrated suite of 2nd generation design tools for ocean energy technologies that support the entire technology innovation process. This suite of design tools will accelerate the development of the ocean energy sector and reduce the technical and financial risks of devices and arrays to achieve the deployment of cost-competitive wave and tidal arrays.
The Consortium strongly believes in the concepts of open science, and in the benefits that the European innovation ecosystem and economy can draw from allowing the reuse of data at a larger scale. DTOceanPlus will develop and demonstrate an open source integrated suite of second-generation design tools for ocean energy technologies supporting the entire technology innovation process. The open source license under which these tools will be distributed will allow free access to datasets to all interested parties. As a user progresses through the stages of creating a design in DTOceanPlus, they will require access to reference data to support decision-making. Reference data here refers to data that define the set of permissible values to be used by other data field. Moreover, a database of long-standing reference data will collect all the relevant information produced by the research and demonstration activities in the project.
The DTOceanPlus project participates in the Pilot study on Open Research Data launched by the European Commission (EC) along with the H2020 programme. This pilot is part of the Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data programme in H2020. The goal of the programme is to foster access to research data generated in H2020 projects. The use of a Data Management Plan (DMP) is required for all projects participating in the Open Research Data Pilot.
The DMP covers the complete research data life cycle. It describes the types of research data that will be generated or collected during the project, the standards that will be used, how the research data will be preserved and what parts of the datasets will be shared for verification or reuse. It also reflects the current state of the Consortium agreements on data management and must be consistent with exploitation and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) requirements. Data sharing in the open domain can be restricted as a legitimate reason to protect results that can reasonably be expected to be commercially or industrially exploited.
The expected types of research data that will be collected or generated along the project lie in the following categories: 1) Logistics and Marine Operations Data; 2) Component Data: Station Keeping, Energy Transformation and Energy Delivery; 3) Environmental and Social Acceptance Assessment Data. Besides, underlying data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications will be considered insofar possible for open access publication.