A Data Management Plan (DMP) helps you to structure, describe and store your research data in a meaningful way and to make it usable for others. More and more research funders require a DMP, including the SNSF or the ERC.
What Are the Benefits of a Data Management Plan?
Writing a data management plan requires work. However, it pays off because in the long run, a DMP will bring you:
- Higher work efficiency
- Overview of your own data output
- Awareness of copyright issues
What Does a DMP Look Like?
A Data Management Plan describes how data is created, processed, secured and finally archived and shared in a project, i.e. how your data is managed throughout the data life cycle. In principle, anyone and everyone can set up an individual DMP.
Requirements of the SNSF
Many research funders require a DMP according to their specifications when submitting projects, including the SNSF.
How to Write a DMP?
Find out how to write a DMP in our tutorial: