Research Data Management requirements of the Wageningen Graduate Schools

The WUR research data policy requires PhD candidates to describe how to manage their research data in a Data Management Plan. The Wageningen Graduate Schools assess aspects of data management within the project proposal, which can be related to a more comprehensive Data Management Plan. However, the detailed requirements differ between the Graduate Schools.

Data Management Plan
In a Data Management Plan, which is required for PhD candidates, various aspects of data management during and after the research project are described. Find more information, tips and a template for PhD candidates here.

Data management section
A part of the external review process of the project proposal is the assessment of the data management section. PhD candidates have to describe and declare in their project proposal that they will manage research data according to the research data policy. The data management section in the WGS project proposal templates, with the exception of VLAG, must encompass a description of:

  • Data storage: both short term and long term,
  • Data ownership: issues with respect to ownership of data produced in this project or external data used for this project,
  • Data sharing: agreement on who will have access to and use your (un)published data
  • Data management: who will be responsible for the data management after finalisation of your PhD.

This section may include references to the more comprehensive Data Management Plan in which elements are outlined in more detail and can also refer to the Data Management Protocol (i.e. at the level of a research group). Note that the full DMP does not need to be included in the project proposal, but can be added as an appendix.

Project proposal templates including the data management section per WGS
The PhD project proposal template per Graduate School can be found by clicking the links below.