A Data Management Plan or DMP is a formal document detailing the strategies and tools you will use to manage your research data and/or other research materials through each stage of your project from proposal to publication and beyond. Your DMP should include details on:
Your DMP should be a "living" document that you review, modify, and update throughout your project to accurately reflect your data management strategy.
Portage Network. (2020, August 25). Primer - Data Management Plan. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4495631
Portage Network. (2020). Brief Guide - Create an Effective Data Management Plan. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4004957
Portage, a CARL initiative for data stewardship in Canada, provides a simple walk through Data Management Plan tool: DMP Assistant
Portage Network has created several Data Management Plan Templates for a variety of different data types, including (links to download PDFs):
How to create a DMP using one of these templates in the DMP Assistant:
The following DMP Exemplars are available in the Digital Research Alliance of Canada's Training Resources. Please check the list for more examples.