Q. What is a Data Management Plan?
Answered By: Kathryn Ruddock Last Updated: Mar 05, 2019 Views: 8
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for help.