Research Data Management: Data Management Plans
At a Glance
A Data Management Plan (DMP) is a document outlining how data will be managed within the research project and beyond. It can include information on:
- Data description and collection or re-use of existing data
- Documentation and data quality
- Storage and backup during the research process
- Legal and ethical requirements, codes of conduct
- Data sharing and long-term preservation
- Data management responsibilities and resources
Help@UCD: DMP Reviews
UCD Library’s Data Manager is available to provide a one-to-one review of your Data Management Plan, as well as tailored discipline-specific or funder-specific workshops to post graduates, academics and research managers & administrators.
If you would like feedback on your DMP from UCD Library’s Data Manager, simply complete the checklist available through DMPonline and select the ‘request feedback’ function.
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."
Some funders specify a particular template for their data management plans, however if one is not provided UCD Library has developed a Data Management Checklist to help researchers get started. The subsequent sections of this LibGuide are designed to help researchers complete relevant sections of a DMP.
Data Management Plans are designed to be working documents and should be updated as the project proceeds or if there are any significant changes to the initial project plan.