Research data are a valuable resource that often requires a great deal of time and money to create. There are a number of very good reasons why research data should be managed in an appropriate and timely manner:
|Use the Library’s Checklist to assist you in the development of your data management plan.|
|The Library can assist with writing data management plans and can review them prior to submission with grant applications.|
The Library can also assist in other ways to help ensure a successful application such as compliance for the requirement of depositing research publications in Research Repository UCD, the provision of metrics (e.g. citation counts, publication downloads), etc. Contact Julia Barrett, Research Services Manager, UCD Library email@example.com
These services are provided in conjunction with UCD Research.
A data management plan (DMP) is "A formal statement describing how research data will be managed and documented throughout a research project and the terms regarding the subsequent deposit of the data with a data repository for long-term management and preservation."
A DMP is a formal document you develop at the start of your research project which will pull together your responses from the Checklist and will outline how you will deal with at least some of the following issues with regard to your own project:
A data management plan can be adapted as a project advances and it should be reviewed regularly as your data needs change.
Funding bodies increasingly have policies on research data management or data sharing [link to list]. Funders do not usually ask for a lengthy data management plan; for example, the US’s National Science Foundation (NSF) policy states that as of January 18, 2011 all NSF proposals must have a supplementary document of no more than two pages labelled data management plan.
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