The University of Florida is a partner institution of the DMPTool. It allows you to create ready-to-use data management plans for specific funding agencies. Use your gatorlink and password to login and use this tool.
Templates can be a good place to start in writing your data management plan, as long as you customize them for your project.
In 2013, the White House through the Office of Science and Technology Policy issued an Executive Directive entitled “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research,” which requires the results of taxpayer-funded research – both articles and data – be made freely available to the general public with the goal of accelerating scientific discovery and fueling innovation.
Take a look at our page on these policies to keep abreast of which agencies have defined and implemented new policies in response to this executive directive: http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/scholcomm/publicaccess.aspx
Trainings are free and open to UF all faculty, students and staff. Learn practical strategies for best managing your research data. This workshop includes questions to consider when creating a data management plan, with a focus on the DMPTool and tools for sharing your data at the University of Florida. Topics include metadata and annotation, file formats and organization, storage, backups and security, and data sharing. Contact me or your liaison librarian/subject specialist for small group or departmental presentations.
Data management plans (DMPs) ensure that you have defined how you will collect and label, protect, store, and share your data.
Having a DMP in place at the beginning of your research process means you won't have to worry about it as much later! DMP's are good research practice, but you might also want to have one because your funder requires you to.
Basic components of a DMP:
Guides to writing a DMP:
Funders' Data-related Policies:
Other guides and checklists:
A data management plan should describe what is going on with your data, who is responsible for it, and where it is located throughout its life cycle.