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Data Management: Data Management Plans

A guide to assist researchers in data management

Data Management Plans

What is a Data Management Plan?

Data Management Plans (DMP's) outline what a researcher is going to do with their data during and after the research is concluded. DMP's should include a description of:

  • the types of data that will be created
  • the standards and metadata that will be used with 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