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Research Data Management: Data Management Checklist and Plans

Bringing together University resources and services to facilitate researchers in the production of high quality data.

Data Management Plans

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."


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  

These services are provided in conjunction with UCD Research

UCD Checklist

Use the Library’s Checklist to assist you in the development of your data management plan.UCD Library Data Management Checklist


Funding Body Example Data Management Plans

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.

More information is available here.