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Data Management: Data Management Plans

Data Management Plans, Support, and Data Repository Recommendations

What is a Data Management Plan (DMP)?

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A DMP will help you to properly manage your data for your own use, meet funder requirements, and enable data sharing in the future. A DMP describes the structure and nature of the data as well as the activities and technical requirements to gather, merge, transfer, organize, document, analyze and preserve research data.

Why does a DMP matter? Plan ahead to avoid the "Data Sharing and Management Snafu in 3 Short Acts"

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This is a general guideline to data management plan provided by DMPTool.org.

Templates and Samples

Guides and Checklists

Metadata Standards

Generic Metadata Schemata

If you cannot use a discipline-specific metadata standard, try to use a generic metadata schema such as Dublin Core or DataCite Metadata Schema.‚Äč

Additional guidance on documenting your data: