Guidelines for Effective Data Management Plans

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Data Management Plans
Federal funding agencies are increasingly recommending or requiring formal data management plans with all grant applications. To help researchers meet those requirements, ICPSR offers these guidelines. Based on our Data Management Plan Web site, this document contains a framework, example data management plans, links to other resources, and a bibliography of related publications. ICPSR also hosts a blog on data management plans.

Topics include:
Framework for Creating a Data Management Plan
Data Mangeme Plan Resources & Examples
Resources for Development
Templates and Tools
Guidance on Funder Requirements
Good Practice Guidance.

We hope you find this information helpful as you craft a data management plan. Please contact us at [email protected] with any comments or suggestions.

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). (2012). Guidelines for Effective Data Management Plans. Ann Arbor, MI.
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Data management
Data management planning
Data management planning tools
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Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Sunday, January 1, 2012
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Institute for Social Research University of Michigan
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Institute for Social Research University of Michigan
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Professional Development - increasing knowledge and capabilities related to managing the data produced, used or re-used, curated and/or archived.
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Early-career research scientist
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Up to 1 hour