In December 2021, DMS arranged an introductory webinar on data management plans (DMP). The webinar was recorded and can be viewed online.
The webinar covered what a data management plan (DMP) is, its benefits and content, requirements stipulated by funders, as well as how and with what SLU’s Data Management Support (DMS) can help you.
Recording and documentation
- Presentation (pdf) with notes.
- Recording of the webinar (subtitles are available though currently only in autogenerated form; amended subtitles will be available shortly).
The webinar was also given in Swedish: Kom igång med din datahanteringsplan.
About Data Management Plans
Planning the management of data prior to the start of a research project is crucial. Think about the type of data that will be generated and/or reused, about how the data will be processed and analysed as well as stored and published. Also consider how the data shall be preserved for future use.
Both funders as well as other bodies, such as scientific journals, SLU and the government, advocate for open access to research data and open science as a whole.
Templates and support
DMS provides a DMP template that can either be downloaded as a Word document or filled in using DMPonline, a web-based online tool for creating DMPs. The template contains the following sections:
- Description of data
- Documentation and data quality
- Storage and backup
- Legal and ethical aspects
- Accessibility and long-term storage
- Responsibility and resources.
To be able to determine what needs to go into a DMP, one must of course know what the requirements are, what the sections entail, what kind of help you may need and who you can ask in that case. This is where DMS comes into the picture – we can provide guidance with how to plan your work.
DMS, however, also provides support with regard to the actual publishing of data. DMS recommends publishing research data in the research data catalogue of the Swedish National Data Service (SND) – a service SLU is a member of and drives.
The webinar also provided a brief introduction to SND and its research data catalogue.