A data management plan is a formal document you develop at the start of your research project. It outlines all aspects of how you will manage your research data, both during and after your project. Data management is all about making your work efficient, and creating more value for your data, for yourself, and for others. One way of doing this is by working towards FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) data or Open Data.
When writing your own data management plan (DMP):
Use the online tools available
At Cranfield, we use the web-based tool DMPonline to complete your data management plan online. The template offered by your funder is tailored to their requirements or, for all unfunded research, the DCC template (Digital Curation Centre) is recommended.
Need an introduction? Come to our webinar!
Come along to our lunchtime webinar on 15 February, 1-2pm: Using DMPonline to write an effective Data Management Plan. The session is free but you will need to book your space via DATES.
If you can’t make it, you can also follow the RDM training module on Canvas or see online guidance on data management plans.
Don’t know how to get started?
If you’re in need of advice or would like your DMP to be reviewed, you can contact the library’s research support team: email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you at the webinar or hearing from you soon!
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