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Research Data Management and Sharing

This guide addresses good practices for research data management and sharing.

What is a Data Management Plan?

Data management plans (DMPs) are living documents that outline what researchers will do with the data during and after their research projects. Creating a DMP is a good practice and can help ensure that a research team will take coordinated action to care for research data.

Funding agencies increasingly require that grant proposals include a DMP, which usually is comprised of the following elements:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Data production and storage
  • Data organization and documentation
  • Data access and sharing
  • Data reuse
  • Data preservation

For a detailed discussion, please refer to the Digital Curation Centre's DMP checklist. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Center for Digital Scholarship.


Data Management Plan Examples

Guide to Reviewing Data Management Plans