I'm looking at how we develop DITA to handle the content of our research reports, which will need some topic specializations, so it's not a rush job. In the meantime my colleague, our knowledge manager, is developing a document metadata architecture that will make our legacy documents searchable.
I originally posted this as a reply to another post, but I doubt anyone would find it there, so I'm setting up this new one, hoping to get a solution and, hopefully, providing it to others who would run into the same issue.
I work within a research and development department and we are looking at DITA/XML for reusing our information. However, I don't feel that 'concept, task, and reference' are wide enough in scope to accomodate sections of information that regularly appear in all research reports (not just ours), such as: method, methodology, results, findings, recommendations, and others.