Data Management Planning
This 1½-hour workshop (including 30 minutes for questions/discussion) forms an introduction to the process of writing a research Data Management Plan (DMP): a formal document that outlines how you will handle your data both during your research, and after your research project has been completed. Students will learn about the purpose, benefits and structure of a DMP, and about some of the tools that can be used to create such plans.
Target audience and stage
This course is aimed at postgraduate research students in the early stages of their research degree (e.g. first year; second year).
- What is a Data Management Plan?
Key considerations: academic, professional, technical, and legal/ethical
Benefits of creating a DMP
Using DMPOnline and other tools
On completion of this course you should be able to;
Understand the purpose and benefits of Data Management Plans
Appreciate how a DMP may apply to your own research project
Identify key elements in your project that should be recorded in a DMP
Discuss data management planning with your research supervisor
Locate and use planning tools including DMP Online
Paul Stainthorp is based in the University Library, where he works with electronic library resources, research publications, and research data management systems.