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Research Data Management: Create a Data Management Plan

What is a Data Management Plan (DMP)?

A data management plan (DMP) is a document that describes how your data will be collected, organized, analyzed, stored, preserved, and shared (when applicable) over the course of a research project. It is designed to make your data and the accompanying research process transparent and understandable to others to improve its reproducibility and reusability.

Data Management Plan Resources

Data Management Plan Primer

  • A brief introduction to data management plans

Create an Effective Data Management Plan

  • A brief guide on how to develop a data management plan

DMP Assistant

  • A free online tool that researchers can use to develop a data management plan

DMP Database

  • Examples of over 150 DMPs from across the world including the Digital Research Alliance of Canada, National Institutes of Health, and more.

DMP Exemplars

  • Examples of high-quality complete DMPs in a variety of disciplines that can be used to guide the creation of your own DMP