What is a Data Management Plan?

Research data exist in numerous forms, varying from logbooks with observations and protocols, to experimental and model data. A data management plan is a project document which tells the story of your research data. It outlines what research data were collected, how they were collected and what you will do with your data during and after your research.

To guide you in completing your DMP, Wageningen University provides you with a template with 10 questions about expected data formats, ownership, documentation, archiving and reuse. A presentation illustrates the template’s questions in more detail. You can also have a look at some completed Plans.