Answered By: Kathryn Ruddock
Last Updated: Mar 05, 2019     Views: 7

A Data Management Plan (DMP) is a document that sets out how you will organize, store, and share your research data throughout the lifetime of a research project. It is a living document that can be modified to accommodate changes over the course of your research and does not generally contain or expose data.

A well-prepared DMP will:

  • define the steps you need to manage your data
  • strengthen your research ethics application
  • ensure you follow funder and journal requirements
  • clarify what you need for longer-term data management
  • give your data a longer lifespan and strengthen your research process

There are a variety of tools to assist in creating DMPs.  

DMP Assistant has been created specifically for Canadian scholars and aims to meet any and all Tri-Agency requirements.  Other tools (found in the Guides & Examples tab) are recommended for US and UK grants.

Contact digitize@ucalgary.ca for help.