Writing a Data Management Plan

A data management plan is a written document which has the following components (from NISO):

  1. Description of types of data collected and/or generated
  2. Standards that will be used for data and their metadata
  3. Description of policies regarding all data
  4. Plans for archival and preservation
  5. Description of resources required for data management including software, hardware, budget considerations and personnel

Check with your Sponsored Projects Administration Project Officer to determine if your grant application requires a data management plan. 

Data Management Plan Resources