Data Management Planning

We provide individual consultations, group training, and general support for creating plans that discuss how data will be collected, managed, and preserved during the research life cycle and beyond.

Creating a plan to manage your data can be an important part of the research process. A data management plan (DMP) is a document that describes the methods, protocols and plans you will employ to manage, describe, store, analyze, preserve and share the data acquired or generated during the course of your research project.

A sound data management strategy that is well-documented helps to improve project efficencies and mitigates risks including loss, corruption, or unintentional disclosure of data.  Creating a data management plan assists with compliance with current and future funding agency policies, as well as other legal, ethical, and legislative requirements while facilitating decision-making around long-term preservation and access to your data when the project ends.