Because good research needs good data

Data Management Plans

Funding bodies increasingly require grant-holders to develop and implement Data Management and Sharing Plans (DMPs).

Plans typically state what data will be created and how, and outline the plans for sharing and preservation, noting what is appropriate given the nature of the data and any restrictions that may need to be applied.

The DCC has analysed UK funders’ policies (see Policy and legal) and developed various data management resources in response:

A flexible web-based tool to assist users to create personalised plans according to their context or research funder. The tool also aids researchers by providing examples of guidance and best practice via 'crowdsourced' links to DCC resources and external advice.

Funders’ data plan requirements
Summary of funders' expectations for data management and sharing plans

Checklist for a Data Management Plan
A list of questions and guidance that researchers may find useful when writing data management and sharing plans

DMP checklist leaflet
A fold-out summary of the Checklist - hard copies are available on request

FAQ on Data Management Plans
A short list of key questions pertaining to Data Management Plans

How to Develop a Data Management and Sharing Plan
A guide that outlines UK funder expectations for DMPs and provides practical guidance on how to meet these

Guidance and examples
Advice to help you write your data management and sharing plan