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When planning your next research project, you should consider these questions:
What data will I produce during the project (e.g. data types, size, sensitive data)?
How will I organize my data (e.g. database, file folder)?
If I apply for external funding, did I include costs for data management in the application?
How can my data be stored securely for 10 years?
How will my data be made available to colleagues or the general public after the end of the research project?
A Data Management Plan (DMP) is a useful tool for research data management. It is a set of questions that can help you manage your data professionally and sustainably. Research funding agencies are increasingly requesting DMPs as part of the application. You can create a DMP, e.g. using the online tool DMPOnline. If you have questions about DMPs, you can contact Xenia Ulrich (Research Service Center).