How it works

ARGOS is the joint effort of OpenAIRE and EUDAT to deliver an open platform for Data Management Planning that addresses FAIR and Open best practices and assumes no barriers for its use and adoption.

It is an open extensible service - available as a standalone service (OpenDMP) and as a OpenAIRE service (ARGOS) - that simplifies the management, validation, monitoring and maintenance of Data Management Plans. It allows actors (researchers, managers, supervisors etc) to create actionable DMPs that may be freely exchanged among infrastructures for carrying out specific aspects of the Data management process in accordance with the intentions and commitment of Data owners.

ARGOS is a service that is integrated within the OpenAIRE platform and is freely offered for use through the OpenAIRE Service Catalogue and the EOSC Catalogue. ARGOS enhances the OpenAIRE Research Graph while at the same time utilises its underlying services, external sources and semantics to add value to the Dataset Description templates it produces thus increasing validation of DMPs. DMPs in ARGOS are treated as research outputs that can be assigned DOIs, licenses and can be re-distributed in a FAIR manner.

The Name: ARGOS is inspired by Greek mythology, both from Argus Panoptes the hundred-eyed giant and from Argus (Argonaut) builder of Argos ship, for the many-eyes monitoring sense and for the crafting and building for endurance concealing long-term goals.

More details on ARGOS as registered in the OpenAIRE services catalogue is available here: http://catalogue.openaire.eu/service/openaire.argos. ARGOS as a Data Management Planning tool within EOSC can be explored in the EOSC catalogue of services here: https://catalogue.eosc-portal.eu/service/openaire.argos

ARGOS is offered as a standalone service, where users can download the source code and co-brand it. Read more on how to implement that in the Resources section.