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Data Management Plans (DMPs)
A data management plan (DMP) is a written document that describes the data used within a researcher project. This includes:
- the data acquired and generated during the course of the research project;
- how the data will be managed, described, analysed and stored;
- the mechanisms used to share and preserve the research data.
Data Management Plans
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Please note that individual Alfred P. Sloan Foundation programs may have more specific guidelines or policies, which are available from the relevant Program Director.
Digital Curation Centre (DCC) template
Give a brief description of the data, including any existing data or third-party sources that will be used, in each case noting its content, type and coverage. Outline and justify your choice of format and consider the implications of data format and data volumes in terms of storage, backup and access.
European Research Council (ERC) template
The following sections should describe how you plan to make the project data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR).
Medical Research Council (MRC) template
Types of research data to be managed in the following terms: quantitative, qualitative; generated from surveys, clinical measurements, interviews, medical records, electronic health records, administrative records, genotypic data, images, tissue samples
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) template
Describe the types of environmental data and information created during the course of the project
National Endowment for Humanities (NEH)-Office of Digital Humanities
The Data Management Plan should outline the rights and obligations of all parties with respect to their roles and responsibilities in the management and retention of research data. It should also consider changes to roles and responsibilities that will occur should a project director or co-project director leave the institution or project.
National Institute of Health (NIH) template
The precise content of the data-sharing plan will vary, depending on the data being collected and how the investigator is planning to share the data
Data Management Planning Tools