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Created by the California Digital Library, this tool allows anyone to create ready-to-use data management plans. You will need to create an account on the site to use the step-by-step guide. This is a free tool.
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What is in a Data Management Plan?
A description of the project. What is the purpose of the research? What organizations and personnel will be involved in the project?
A description of the data that will be collected. What is the nature and format of the data and how will it be collected?
The standards that will be used for saving file formats and assigning
metadata. Plans for storage and data management. What file formats, backup procedures, and security will be in place?
If there are any legal or ethical issues regarding the data collected. For example, if study participants require confidentiality, how will this be protected?
Defining access policies and provisions for the data. Will any restrictions be necessary?
Identifying a data set repository to store your data to ensure discovery and preservation.
Assigning data management responsibilities. Who will be responsible for data management and how will compliance with this plan be monitored and ensured over time?