How to get DMP support

 How to get DMP support

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Data Management Section

When applying for funding, it becomes more and more common practice to write a Data Management Section. Most research funders require one as part of a project proposal. You want your project proposal to stand out from others in order to heighten your chances of being selected and acquiring funding for your research project. 


Are you writing a grant proposal but you are unsure about what to answer to questions on the data management of your project? It is important to think about which data could be relevant and how these data could be stored so that they are accessible for reuse. Keep in mind that most funders are in favor of open access and the reuse of research data when writing a Data Management Section.

For more information about getting started with writing a Data Management section, visit this how to: 

 How to create a Data Management Section

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:

  • what data you will create and how

  • how the data will be documented
  • who will access the data
  • where the data will be stored
  • plans for data sharing and preservation

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

Advanced DMP support

At the end of your research you will have to complete and finalize your Data Management Plan. Perhaps you are unsure about sections in your DMP or perhaps you have doubts whether your plan fits the requirements of your research funder or Maastricht UMC+.
We can offer advice in writing your DMP or we can do either a quick or thorough review and provide you with our feedback.

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