Top tips for Data Management Plans

Some useful tips for creating a DMP:DMP wanted poster

  • Start early – don’t leave it until the last minute
  • Consult and collaborate: work with your project partners
  • Don’t write the plan in isolation: seek advice from School Ethics Committees, IT Services, Data Protection Co-ordinator, Freedom of Information Officer …
  • Be realistic – base plans on available skills and support and make sure its implementation is feasible
  • The plan will – and should – change over the life of your project
  • Justify any additional resources needed to support RDM

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