Writing a data management plan

Most major research funders require some form of documentation at the application stage, to explain how research data will be managed.

Applicants are asked to describe any research data they intend to create, how data will be stored during the lifetime of a project and how valuable data will be shared after the project has ended. Applicants are also asked to say how much research data management will cost.

For further information see our guides: Anticipating the cost of research data management (PDF, 522 kB) and Research data evaluation guide (PDF, 657 kB).

DMPonline is a platform for creating data management plans, we provide the Using DMPonline University of Bristol templates guide (PDF, 2000 kB) for Bristol researchers who intend to use it.

Detailed planning guides are provided for researchers applying to the following major funders:

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