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Data Management: Data Management Plans

Developing Your Data Management Plan

What Funders Require a Data Management Plan?

Data Management Plan Tool

DMPTool Guidance and Resources for your data management plan logo

Data Management Plan Components

Basic data management plans will consider the following components:

  • description of the project
  • description of the data that will be produced
  • how data will be managed throughout the project
  • documentation about the data, including metadata and format information
  • plan for short-term data storage, backup, and security
  • legal and ethical issues, such as intellectual property, copyright issues, and privacy
  • access, sharing, and reuse of data
  • data retention and disposal arrangements
  • preservation and archiving to ensure the integrity and long-term preservation of the data

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