Friday, September 07, 2012

Data Management Plans

Data Management Plans. Website. MIT. 2012.
Many grants and programs are requiring a data management plan. This site gives some great advice on how to create a plan and to manage your data. "A data management plan will help you to properly manage your data for own use, not only to meet a funder requirement or enable data sharing in the future." The plan  components may include:
  • Description and purpose of the project
  • Description of the data and how it will be collected
  • Standards to be applied, especially the file formats and the metadata
  • Plans for the short term data management and the long term data archiving
  • Data access policies
  • Responsibilities of, and people involved in, the data management
The site also contains checklists and other tools for data management.

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