This portion of the Research Commons Guide will help create a Data Management Plan (DMP).
In this DMP section, follow down the left-sided tabs, mimicking the information flow required to complete an effective, winning DMP.
What do we mean by "Data"?
A re-interpretable representation of information in a formalized manner suitable for communication, interpretation, or processing. Examples of data include a sequence of bits, a table of numbers, the characters on a page, the recording of sounds made by a person speaking, or a moon rock specimen.
CCSDS Secretariat. (2012). Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS).
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Throughout the data management plan process, keep in mind ethical considerations for responsible research
As part of the Data Life Cycle (see below), the Data Management Plan (DMP) is developed during the Process and Methods stage. A DMP simply describes how you will manage your research data during and after the project. Creating an effective plan before collecting and analyzing data leads to efficient use of time throughout the research project.
Benefits of a data management plan:
Most or all US Federally funded grants, as well as many private grant-awarding foundations require some form of data management plan.
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