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Data Management: Data Management Plans

Developing Your 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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