A data management plan is a document that describes how you will care for data over the course of the research lifecycle. Federal and non-profit granting agencies are beginning to require that you write and include a data management plan in your grant proposal. Writing a data management plan enables the researcher to think about data from a holistic perspective, by thinking about questions and scenarios before they arise.
There are a number of excellent tools and checklists that can assist you with the data management plan writing process, including the Portage DMP Assistant. DMP Assistant is a bilingual online service for building data management plans with step-by-step instructions and guidance for meeting specific funding agency requirements.
For an overview of the Portage DMP Assistant, see the DMP Primer document below (pdf).
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