Data Management Plan Development Resource Guide

Below you will find some resources and tools for Data Management Plan (DMP) development. These resources will help you efficiently develop and write a better DMP.

This list is under development—please feel free to share in the comments section any tools you have found helpful in writing your DMP and I will be happy to add it to the list.

DMP Tools

UK: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/how-guides/develop-data-plan#Steps%20to%20get%20started

US: https://DMPTool.org

List of tools (worldwide): https://github.com/DMPRoadmap/roadmap/wiki/Local-installations-inventory

 Data Sharing Guidance

NIH: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/data_sharing/data_sharing_guidance.htm

File Formats

UK: https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/manage-data/format/recommended-formats

Data Standards

https://project-open-data.cio.gov/open-standards/

Data Repositories

Registry of Research Data Repositories: https://www.re3data.org/

Also, check with your institution.

Data Sets

Data.gov: https://catalog.data.gov/dataset?res_format=CSV

Open Science Information and Online Training

FOSTER Plus: https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/

Although designed to train EU researchers in support of Horizon 2020, this rich resource’s information is broadly applicable.

Additional Reading

Michener WK. Ten Simple Rules for Creating a Good Data Management Plan. Bourne PE, ed. PLoS Computational Biology. 2015;11(10):e1004525. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004525.

Schiermeier Q. Data Management Made Simple. Nature. 2018 Mar 13;555:403–5.

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