Data management plan

The data management plan

What is a data management plan (DMP)?

A data management plan (DMP) is an important tool for structuring the handling of research data. DMPs can serve both as checklists and as a basis for continuous documentation: from data collection to long-term storage or publication. An increasing number of research sponsors, e.g. the EU or the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, are including DMPs in their list of requirements.


What information does a DMP include?

A DMP specifies how the generated research data is handled in a structured manner. This includes, among other things, the definition of responsibilities, existing rights and obligations, and information on procedures and aspects of storage and archiving.


  • Facilitates arrangements regarding the exchange of data
  • Facilitates documentation if reporting obligations apply
  • Facilitates the subsequent use of your data
  • Reduces the risk of data loss


RDMO (Research Data Management Organiser) allows researchers to easily compile a DMP online.



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