Why do I need a data management plan?
This web site will help get you started with information on effective management of data you are creating through your research, including developing a data management plan for your grant or project proposal, archiving data at the end of your project, and sharing data with other researchers as appropriate.
If you're a member of the Duke community, Library Data and GIS Services is available to help you with your data management planning. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see our walk-in consulting schedule. We can advise you and connect you with others who may be able to provide the support you need to execute your data management plans.
Other sources of help at Duke related to data management are also available.
Some sources of guidance on data management from other universities:
Funding Agency Requirements
Many funding agencies require data management plans for different reasons. Tailor your plan to the goals and requirements of the funding agency. Funders typically ask how you will:
Transparency and Replication of Research Findings
Data Preservation and Annotation
Citations and Recognition
Data repositories provide another route to the discovery of your research and can increase the visibility of your work, especially when used widely
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