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Research data management & sharingData management plans

A Data Management Plan (DMP) is a written document which describes the data that will be collected or generated during a research project, and sets out a detailed plan for how the data will be managed throughout the project and what will happen to it after the project completes.

The plan will include information about formats, volume, documentation, storage, sharing, and destruction of data.

A DMP should be a useful document which helps researchers understand how best to ensure data is findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable throughout, and beyond, the project lifecycle.