Prior to submitting your Research Proposal, or applying for funding, ensure that you have a robust data management plan in place, it is worth noting that this should be seen as a living document, that can be updated and amended as required throughout the lifecycle of your research project. You can create a Data Management Plan (DMP) using DMPOnline, using your university login details.
All data management plans should address the following as a minimum:
Plan Name: Research Project Title Data Management Plan
Plan ID: -
Principal Investigator / Researcher: Student Name
Plan Data Contact: email@example.com
Plan Description: Data Management Plan for PhD Research Proposal
Institution: University of Northampton
Your ORCID: 1234 1234 1234 1234
What data will you collect or create?
How will the data be collected or created?
Documentation and Metadata
What documentation and metadata will accompany the data?
Ethics and Legal Compliance
How will you manage any ethical issues?
How will you manage copyright and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) issues?
Storage and Backup
How will the data be stored and backed up during the research?
How will you manage access and security?
Selection and Preservation
Which data are of long-term value and should be retained, shared, and/or preserved?
What is the long-term preservation plan for the dataset?
How will you share the data?
Are any restrictions on data sharing required?
Responsibilities and Resources
Who will be responsible for data management?
What resources will you require to deliver your plan?