If you are working with data management planning, please notice than the tool DMPonline is available, and that we offer support on both system and preparation of the actual plan.
When do I write a data management plan?
You should always consider the benefits of drawing up a data management plan whether or not it is requiered. The earlier you begin the better. In some cases, it is the research funder - e.g. the EU framework programme Horizon 2020 - who requires that you draw up a data management plan. Likewise, a research funder may request that your plan is based on a specific template.
Is a data management plan the same as the reporting of personal data?
No! A data management plan does not replace a report via the university's registration system.
What does a data management plan contain?
A data management plan is based on a template with a number of predefined questions. Typically, the questions concern which type of data you are collecting or creating, how they are documented and stored, licence issues, publication and/or sharing of data etc.