Answered By: Your Library Team
Last Updated: Apr 12, 2018     Views: 39

A data management plan (DMP) describes how you will collect, organise, manage, store, secure, backup, preserve, and where applicable, share your data. A data management plan should be created at the start of a research project so that good practices are established early on. Most research funders, including all the UK Research Councils, require a data management plan for each project they fund.

The best place to start when writing a DMP is the DMPonline tool from the Digital Curation Centre (DCC). For more guidance on writing a DMP see our webpage at