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Data Management

A guide to assist researchers in data management

Data Management Plans

Data management plans outline what a researcher is going to do with their data during and after the research is concluded. DMPs typically include a description of.

  • the types of data that will be created
  • the standards and metadata that will be used to organize and describe the data
  • how these data will be accessed and shared
  • policies and provisions for the reuse of the data
  • plans for the long term archiving of the data

Many funding agencies have specific requirements for data management and sharing plans. SPARC offers a handy tool for understanding data sharing requirements by federal agency


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