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The links below show example DMPs and guidance on how to fill in DMPs within your field of research.
Example DMPs and guidance
Published Data Management Plans at DCC
A data management plan (DMP) is a document that helps you reflect upon the collection, storage and sharing of your research data. DMPs come in many different shapes and sizes, and its format can vary from discipline to discipline. Questions in a DMP cover the entire research process, from describing your data (size, format etc.) to legal and ethical issues, and responsibilities in case of a security breach.
DMPonline is a UK developed data management planning tool that provides guidance and examples to help researchers write DMPs. There is a Danish installation of DMPonline, provided by the Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation (DeiC), which is available to all employees at Danish research institutions and their collaborators.
Note that not all questions are applicable to your field of research or at the current stage of your research project. Thus, composing a DMP is an iterative process, and the plan should be consulted frequently throughout the span of the research process.
Below are the topics covered in a DMP from the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) in DMPonline
1. Data Collection
2. Documentation and Metadata
3. Ethics and Legal Compliance
4. Storage and Backup
5. Selection and Preservation
6. Data Sharing
7. Responsibilities and Ressources