A data management plan (DMP) is a document that describes to you, your funder(s), and anyone involved in aspects of your research data's life cycle how you will:
Federal funders (e.g. NSF, NIH, NASA, etc.) require a DMP as part of your grant proposal. More information about these particular policies is available here.
Get started on your Data Management Plan using the DMPTool. This tool has templates based on different funding agency requirements and will walk you step-by-step through the important sections of a DMP.
Never written a DMP before or used the DMPTool? Want to improve a boilerplate DMP so it's actually useful?
Pre-Publication Data Storage Options
Consult the Data Storage Guide to determine the appropriate storage options for your data. In general:
Consult the Data Classification Table to learn more about data categories.
Consult the Data Storage Tools document to learn more about storage options and how to access them.
For more information about data security, consult the Written Information Security Program policy.
To request storage on Vault or NTM, fill out the File Storage Request Form.
Post-Publication Data Storage Options
Request a consultation with Sarah Barbrow to determine external storage options for your data after publication.