Data management plan (DMP)

Definition: A structured document that describes the process of data acquisition, analysis, management and storage during a research project. It also describes data ownership and how the data will be preserved and shared during and upon completion of a project. Data management templates also provide guidance on how to make research data FAIR and where possible, openly available.

Related terms: Data archiving, <a href='/glossary/data-sharing/'>Data sharing</a>, Data storage, <a href='/glossary/fair-principles/'>FAIR principles</a>, <a href='/glossary/open-data/'>Open data</a>

References: Burnette et al. (2016), Michener (2015), Research Data Alliance (2020), &,share%20and%20preserve%20your%20data.

Drafted and Reviewed by: Dominique Roche, Charlotte R. Pennington, Sam Parsons, Birgit Schmidt, FlĂĄvio Azevedo

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