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Writing data management plans
Information to help you understand what a data management plan is, what your funder requires, what resources are available to help you with your plan, how to use the DMPTool to create a draft plan, and how to contact the DMP service for help with your pla
Most funding agencies require a data management plan, and most of them have their own set of unique, though often similar, policies.
The first step in writing a data management plan is understanding what your funder requires. While the DMPTool (see next page in this guide) will offer you some guidance and a template, it's best to start by consulting the detailed information provided by your particular funding agency.
Learn the what, when, where, and how of data sharing.
Stanford Digital Repository
One component of your DMP/DMSP is where you will share and preserve your data. The Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) can take care of both of these needs for you, and provide you with a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) for your work at the same time.
The SDR is available to all members of the Stanford community with an active SUNet ID and scholarly works that they want to share either with the Stanford community or anyone in the world.
For cut-and-paste language about the SDR to include in your plan, see the DMPTool page of this guide.
Check out the guide on Data Sharing for more information on how to select a repository for sharing research data.