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Research Data: DMP - Plan

Tips and support for data management for researchers at ÅAU

Writing a Data Management Plan

The Data Management Plan (DMP) is a living document that evolves with the project and helps you keep track of your research data and its availability. Most funding instruments require the researcher to produce a DMP either during the application phase or when signing the grant agreement. 

All projects benefit from planning the data management before hand, which is why ÅAU requires that all projects have a DMP. Unless specified otherwise by the funding instrument (e.g. in Horizon 2020 projects), use the DMPTuuli tool for writing your DMP.  DMPTuuli includes templates and general instructions as well as step-by-step guidance, also regarding ÅAUs services and policies for data management. 

DMP Content Example Academy of Finland

1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DATA

2. ETHICAL AND LEGAL COMPLIANCE

3. DOCUMENTATION AND METADATA

4. STORAGE AND BACKUP DURING THE RESEARCH PROJECT

5. OPENING, PUBLISHING AND ARCHIVING THE DATA AFTER THE RESEARCH PROJECT

6. DATA MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES AND RESOURCES

Source: DMPTuuli 24.6.2019

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