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Personal Productivity Tools: Make a Plan

Find software and online tools to help you manage your research projects, your time, and your team.

Benefits of a Data Management Plan

Why Make a Plan?

  • Increased findability - reusing and sharing data is more efficient and effective
  • Increased data security and stability
  • Many research funding agencies are requiring researchers to freely share and preserve data

The Elements of a Data Management Plan

Data management plans include information about:

  • Types of data that will be produced or collected
  • Types of tools or software that will be used to collect the data
  • Standards (metadata) and tools for managing files/data
  • How data will be accessed and shared
  • Privacy, security, and IP rights requirements
  • Plans to archive, store, and preserve data


Further Information

Additional information and example plans can be found at:

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