A data management plan is a tool that helps you plan the entire life cycle of your research data; how to handle the data from start to finish in the project.
Data management plan
Projects that receive funding from the Norwegian Research Council and the EU must design a data management plan. A data management plan is a tool that helps you plan the entire life cycle of your research data; how to handle the data from start to finish in the project. We recommend using NSD's data management plan template. If you need guidance, please contact: email@example.com
A data management plan should include descriptions of:
- the processing of research data during and after the project has been completed
- the data that will be collected, processed and or/generated
- which method and standards will be used
- whether data will be shared/made available
- how data will be curated and archived (even after the end of the project)
Publication/archiving of research data
Some scientific journals and sources of funding (e.g. the EU) require documentation and archiving of research data.
This can often be described under the acronym FAIR, which stands for Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable.
- Findable: data as searchable and accessible online, use of DOI numbers and metadata
- Accessible: data that is as accessible as possible, and as limited as necessary
- Interoperable: use of standardized format and semantic understandable language
- Reusable: data is documented and follows guidelines and laws