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Write a data management plan (DMP)

Here are a few great reasons to create a data management plan.

  • Data management plans are now required by major funders, such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Some funders may require you to archive your research in a repository.
  • Your grant proposal may be more competitive if you can demonstrate that you will manage, preserve, and share your data.
  • You will be prepared for possible data loss ahead of time, because you crafted a data management plan with backups.

A stronger data management plan will make for stronger research.

Data management plan should outline what a researcher is going to do with their data during their research and after the research is concluded. Data management plans should include:

  • the purpose of the research 
  • the types of data that will be collected or created
  • the amount of data that will be collected or created
  • the roles and responsibilities of research team members
  • how the data will be collected, accessed and shared
  • responsibility for the long term storage, preservation and/or curation of the data
  • policies for the reuse of the data  (funding, institutional, and legal)

For more information on how to create a data management plan go to dmptool.orgfunding requirements or consult additional guides

For additional information on DMP you can consult other data management guides: 

Need help drafting a data management plan you can contact Data Services Librarian: