Data Steward Tasks - planning research

WUR data policy

Managing research data ideally starts before data are collected. The WUR data policy requires PhD candidates to write a Data Management Plan (on research project level) and chair groups to write a Data Management Protocol (on group level).

Data steward tasks

During this phase, the data steward:

  • communicates the WUR data policy to the members of the group
  • creates awareness of the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of the data policy
  • initiates and creates a group Data Management Protocol (DM-protocol) in line with the WUR data policy and together with the group management
  • updates the group DM-protocol annually
  • shares the group DM-protocol with every new employee
  • if being asked by a researchers or PhD candidate, helps with setting up their Data Management Plan for projects