How to write a Data Management Plan (DMP)
Managing your data during and after your research project is essential. In this workshop you will learn how to write a Data Management Plan (DMP) according to the regulations of Leiden University.
- Target group
- Fieke Schoots (Digital Scholarship Librarian) Michelle van den Berk (Digital Scholarship Librarian)
Planning how to deal with your data during and after your research project is considered to be essential nowadays. Leiden University has adopted a regulation that states that researchers have to write a data management plan before the start of each research project. Funders like NWO and H2020 require you to add a data management paragraph in your proposal.
The Centre for Digital Scholarship aims to provide you with guidelines that help you understand how to manage the digital data you collect throughout your research in accordance with university and funder requirements.
In this workshop we will briefly discuss the University’s and funder requirements. We will help you answer some of the questions that are commonly addressed in a data management plan:
- What kind of data will you be collecting?
- Where will you store your data?
- With whom and how will you share your data?
- How will others be able to understand the data?
- How will you preserve your data for the long term?
We also reserve time for filling out the University's data management plan template.
What you will learn
Participants will have a basic understanding of the principles of good data management and will write a data management plan.
One session of 2,5 hours with presentations and handouts. Participants will bring their own device to write a first version of a data management plan. Afterwards, participants will receive additional information to help them finalize their own data management plan.
Registration and cancellation
Employees of Leiden University can register free of charge by sending an e-mail to email@example.com with the date of the session you would like to attend, your research institute and any specific questions you may have. If you have a question about availability, please let us know. If there is enough interest, an additional course may be organised.
If you are unable to attend the course, you can cancel your registration by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.