Data management plan
A data management plan can help to manage your data during and after the end of the research project.
A data management plan outlines how you will manage your data during and after the duration of your research project. Specifically, it should include information on:
- type and volume of data you are planning to collect
- documenting and organising the collected data
- ethical and legal compliance
- selection, long-term storage, preservation and security of data (i.e. backing up data in a secure location)
- methods to ensure that action has be taken to avoid data loss
- plans for sharing the data and any restrictions if applicable
- resources required to deliver your plan
- It saves time long-term as it helps you plan ahead for your research step-by-step.
- It helps ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act (1998)
- It follows City's Framework for Good Practice and it helps you manage risk (e.g. data loss).
- It is a requirement for most UK funders when applying for funding.
DPMonline is a web-based planning tool provided by the Data Curation Centre (DCC) that can help researchers to create a personalised data management plan depending on their research need.
Please follow the steps below to gain access:
- Use this link: https://dpmonline.dcc.ac.uk
- Click – ‘Create an Account’
- Enter your e-mail address
- Select – City, University of London as your organisation
- Enter a password
- Accept Terms and Conditions
- Create account
If you require more information on the Data Management Plans please visit the Digital Curation Centre.
*Note: when costing a project, it is important to consider any cost associated with storing, handling and archiving your data. Please contact your School Research Support Service Manager for further advice.