Data Management Planning

Planning how to process, store and share your research data

A Data Management Plan is a core part of a research proposal. It details what data will be collected in the course of the research, how it will be processed, treated and stored; and how it will be kept safe and made available once the research project is completed.

Research funding bodies will ask for a Data Management Plan as part of your research proposal. While the questions asked will vary between different funding bodies, the plan itself will typically be quite brief.

This guide aims to answer common questions on Data Management Planning. For advice on anything not covered in this guide, or for clarifying information, email the Researcher Engagement team.

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