Data Management Components

A data management plan is a formal, living document that outlines what you will do with your data during and after you complete your research.  Different funders may call the document a data sharing plan, a data archiving plan, or a technical plan. The goal of a data management plan is to consider the many aspects of data management, metadata generation, data preservation, and analysis before the project begins; this should lead to data being well-managed in the present and prepared for preservation in the future.

There are multiple components to consider when formulating a plan, including:

To learn more, visit our Research Data Management Guide.