USGS Data Management Plans

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Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

The resources in this section will help you understand how to develop your DMP. The checklist outlines the minimum USGS requirements. The FAQ and DMP Writing Best Practices list below will help you understand other important considerations when developing your own DMP. To help standardize or provide guidance on DMPs, a science center or funding source may choose to document their own Data Management strategy. A number of templates and examples are provided.  This page also includes resources related to the overall research data lifecycle that will help put data management plans in the context of the research done.  Information is provided that identifies what the U.S. Geological Survey Manual requires.

Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
U.S. Geological Survey
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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States - CC BY 3.0 US
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No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
English
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data lifecycle
Data management
Data management planning
Data management planning tools
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Environmental Sciences
Published / Broadcast: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
U.S. Geological Survey
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Text - an explanation of a concept or a story using human readable characters formed into words, usually distinguished from graphical images.
Contact Organization(s): 
U.S. Geological Survey
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Text - body of a printed work, to include reading passages.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Data manager
Early-career research scientist
Mid-career research scientist
Research faculty
Research scientist
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour