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Planning for data

 

Data Management Plans

Wanted - DMP for your grant applicationYour Data Management Plan (DMP) describes the data (or similar evidence) that a project will collect, how they will be stored during the project, how they will be archived at the end of the project and how access will be granted to them where appropriate.

Although your DMP is prepared before your project begins, you should aim to refer to it and review it throughout, and after, the project so that it remains relevant to your research. Your DMP will also help you consider issues related to confidentiality, ethics, security and copyright before initiating your research.‌

Other common names for a Data Management Plan include:

  • Data Management and Sharing Plan
  • Access and Data Management Plan
  • Statement on Data Sharing
  • Data Access Plan
  • Technical Plan
  • DMP

Most funders now require a DMP to be submitted with a grant application. Please see specific funder guidance below for more information.

The University advocates that a DMP is created for all research projects. You will still need to consider how your research data will be managed, even if it is not required to be submitted with the grant application.


It may also help to seek input and enhance your DMP from others with relevant tools and expertise. The Research Data team can help you write your DMP and can review them prior to submission with the grant application where required. Contact us at:

research-data@st-andrews.ac.uk

Funder requirements

If your funder isn't listed below or you are not seeking external funding, please refer to the Generic DMP section.

RCUK

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AHRC

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BBSRC

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EPSRC

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ESRC

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MRC

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NERC

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STFC

 

Other Funders

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Wellcome Trust

 

 

 

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Contact

Research Data team

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Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: (01334) 462343