Data Management Plans (DMP)

A data management plan shall be created for research projects at USN that generate or use research data. This should be created as early as possible in the research process and at the latest within six months of project initiation.

What is a data management plan? 
  • A data management plan is a plan for how research data pertaining to a given research project is to be handled, both along the way and after the project is completed. It often contains a description of the types of research data the project is operating with. Ideally, such a plan should be made in advance and say something about how you intend to take care of the research data generated during the various phases of the project.

How to create a data management plan?

USN recommends a tool developed by Sikt when you start writing your DMP. It can be found here.


What should a data management plan contain?

We also recommend that you take a look at our DMP FAQs below: