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Data Management Planning

High quality data must be well managed. Planning is an integral part of this process. The main responsibility for research data management usually lies with the researcher. Most research institutions have comprehensive data management policies and procedures to support their researchers.

Data management overview Data management plans examples

 

Elements of Data Management Plans

The diagram below sets out the various elements researchers and research institutions may wish to consider when developing Data Management Plans. Each element is linked to further information.

policies connected data citation data capture ethics
policies file wrangling data life cycle sharing curationandpreservation
data security and storage discovered dissemination IP copyright licensing

 

Examples of Data Management Plans

Australian

These include examples of data management plans and checklists for both researchers and higher degree by research students:

Australian institutions data management toolkits, and data management pages (Google Doc)external-link

International

Data Management Training

  • The Information Literacy Program of the Australian National University offers training to researchers and post-graduate students on data management planning. The training is based on the very comprehensive ANU Data Management ManualANU DM management
  • MANTRAMANTRA University of Edinburgh  - free, online, training modules in managing research data for PhD students and anyone undertaking a research project using digital data.

Discipline Specific Training

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