Planning how research data is managed is an integral part of research project planning; it gives clarity on the types of data that will be handled, the tools to be used, and who has responsibility for what process. Data management planning is important because it addresses all legal, ethical and security concerns from the beginning.

Data Management paragraph for your proposal

When new research is proposed, it is best practice to include a data management section. For many funding agencies and journals this is a hard requirement.

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When a research project has started, it is encouraged to write a DMP. In some instances this is a mandatory step.

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