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A Data Management Plan (DMP) describes your data, how you will treat your data during your project, and what happens with your data when the project ends. DMPs should touch on the entire data life cycle—from data discovery/collection, to organization, documentation and storage, and finally to preservation and sharing. Think of a DMP as both a required document for grants and a living document for your research planning process.
Formally articulating these things helps you identify weaknesses in your research plan and is a critical component of ensuring that your research is repeatable, replicable, and reproducible. Practically speaking, many funding agencies, including most of the federal government, require a DMP with every funding request. Funders are also increasingly requiring your to share your data (learn more from our Open Data page).
Click on the image below, or on this link, to view the recorded session on Data Management Plans in collaboration with Ohio University Office of Research.