A data management plan is a document which identifies and addresses how data will be created, stored and preserved and who is responsible for it.
Having a frequently updated data management plan is good practice and a requirement for all researchers at Royal Holloway.
Data management plans (DMPs) are required by many major research funders as part of the grant application process. It is good practice to write a DMP for all research projects.
The DMP outlines how data will be managed throughout your research project and how it will be able to be accessed at the end of the project. You should follow your funder's guidance when writing a DMP as funder requirements vary.
You can use DMPonline to write a data management plan. DMPonline is an online tool which provides templates, guidance and suggested answers to assist in completing a data management plan.