Data management planning is a matter of good research practice. At Wageningen University & Research PhD candidates and Chair Groups are required to have a Data Management Plan.
A Data Management Plan (DMP) is a tool that makes you carefully think about your data collection process. Investing time in thinking about managing your research data at the start of your project helps to you to
- keep track of your research progress more efficiently;
- easily find and understand the data you created earlier;
- prepare your research data for future use (e.g., data publication, verification purposes or reuse of your data by others);
- comply with ethical guidelines, and institutional, funder and journal requirements
Wageningen University & Research has developed a format for an individual plan.
To give you an impression of a completed DMP go to the example DMPs below.
Chair Group DMP