Research data management: Data Management Plan

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Why develop a Data Management Plan? The Data Management Plan (DMP) is a formal document that outlines how data is going to be managed during and after the research. Besides being a requirement in projects of H2020 Program, the DMP will help you:

  • Save you time
  • Ensure integrity and reproducibilty of data
  • Disseminate and preserve the data
  • Avoid possible loss of data
  • Validate the results
  • Ensure a wider dissemination and increase the impact

Data management checklist

Data Management Plan for PhD students

Create the Data Management Plan

It includes the guides to follow the specifications to create the DMP of the:

  • Program Horizon 2020 (FAIR data), personalized with UPF specifications (backup policy, etc).
  • Projects funded by the Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación
  • PhD Students

Templates to create the DMP:

Other tools to create the Data Management Plan:

Data Management Plan in Horizon 2020

Consult the Guidelines on FAIR Data Management in Horizon 2020 if your project belongs to the Program Horizon 2020.


Some examples of Data Management Plans of H2020 projects:

Other Data Management Plans examples.