A data management plan (DMP) helps researchers work with, manage, share and archive their data effectively. A DMP typically describes:
Developing a DMP can be helpful for multiple reasons. A good DMP can help you:
Talk with your advisor about what should be in your data management plan. Some questions to ask are:
Writing up the answers to these questions should form the basis of a solid data management plan. You may need to ask additional or different questions based on your project and the work that you are doing. See the "resources" box for examples and guides on putting together a DMP.