D9.2 Data Management Plan-first version

The present document is a deliverable “D9.2 – Data Management Plan” of the VICINITY project of the VICINITY project (Grant Agreement No.: 688467), funded by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), under its Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (H2020).

The VICINITY Consortium has identified several areas that needs to be addressed; Protocol interoperability, identification tokens, encryption keys, data formats and packet size. Also, several issues are related to latency, bandwidth and general architecture.

VICINITYs activities will involve human participants, as some of the pilots will be conducted in real homes with actual residents. For some of the activities to be carried out by the project, it may be necessary to collect basic personal data (e.g. name, background, contact details), even though the project will avoid collecting such data unless necessary. Such data will be protected in accordance with the EU's Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC1 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. National and local legislations applicable to the project will also be strictly applied (full list described in annex 2: ethics and security).

All personal data, or data directly related to the residents, will first be collected when the project has received a signed informed consent form from the subjects participating.

This is the first version of the project Data Management Plan (DMP). It contains preliminary information about the data the project will generate, whether and how it will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved. The purpose of the Data Management Plan (is to provide an analysis of the main elements of the data management policy that will be used by the consortium with regard to all the datasets that will be generated by the project. The DMP is not a fixed document, but will evolve during the lifespan of the project.

The datasets referred to in this document are drafted during the first project stages (completed 30th of June 2016) of the project. The document can only reflect the intentions of the project partners toward developing the overall project’s datasets. The second revision (D9.3) will be prepared by 31st December 2017, and the third (D9.4) will be ready by 31st December 2019. This follows the H2020 guidelines on Data Management Plans, and as stated in the Grant Agreement 688467.