Planning your research

Preparing for data collection

In the planning phase of a research project, data management includes composing a Data Management Plan (DMP), in which a researcher or research group describes which types of data will be collected, where and how the data will be stored, if and where the data will be published, etc. All starting PhD students at Wageningen University & Research must make a Data Management Plan. University chair groups also need to have one. Many funders now require Data Management Plans as part of research project applications. The format for a Data Management Plan can be accessed here.

Get feedback on your Data Management Plan
Are you in the process of developing a Data Management Plan? Are you unsure about certain aspects of the plan and want advice? You can have your Data Management Plan reviewed by Data Management Support. Please contact us to make an appointment.

Follow our Data Management Planning Course
Wageningen Graduate Schools provides the one-day training course 'Research Data Management' in cooperation with Wageningen University & Research - Library.

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