Data Management Plan
A Data Management Plan is an important tool to structure the research data management of your project. Researchers were previously only obligated to check whether their project adhered to ethical and/or medical guidelines. Nowadays, however, they are required to submit a data management plan (DMP) as well. A DMP will among other things ensure that the data remains findable and becomes reusable after concluding the project. A Data Management Plan (DMP) helps you to manage data, meet funder requirements and help others use your research data if shared.
Benefits of writing a Data Management Plan:
- Comply with funder mandates
- Increase impact
- Make research transparent
- Enhance data FAIRness
- Comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
A Data Management Plan outlines:
You can write your own Data Management Plan, or you can use our web-based tool DMPMaastricht. Some funders mandate the use of DMPMaastricht, while others point to it as a useful option. DMPMaastricht also offers a DMP template for Maastricht University/Maastricht UMC+.
Open the DMP tool
For more information about getting started with writing a Data Management section, visit this how to:
How to create a Data Management Plan