Before my project

Many funders require a data management plan to be submitted as part of the grant application process. Even if your funder does not require a plan, or you are not applying for external funding, the University encourages you to develop a data management plan as a normal part of your research activities.

We recommend the use of DMPonline which has templates and guidance for the main funders, including how to apply for costs associated with research data management.

If you need any advice or help in completing your plan, please contact us at research-data@st-andrews.ac.uk