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Data management for students: Data management plan

Research Data Management (RDM) for students of the Radboud University

What is a Data Management Plan (DMP)?

A data management plan is a formal document written at the start of the research (of your thesis). It provides an overview of all aspects regarding data management during and after your research.


Steps of the data management plan

Data Management Plan: template

Some courses at Radboud University ask you to fill in a Data Management Plan (DMP) for your thesis or other research project via RIS for Students, which you can do here, otherwise see the template below:

The following DMP structure may also help you as a checklist for how to manage your data:

  • nature of research data
  • hardware and software
  • file types
  • storage during research
  • documentation
  • ethical aspects
  • legal aspects
  • research timeline