Introduction to Data Management Planning

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

This slide presentation is part of a workshop offered at Riga Technical University, Riga, to research support staff as an introduction to research data managment.  The slide presentation introduces data management plans, which are often submitted as part of grant applications, but are useful whenever researchers are creating data.  See below for instructions on downloading the slides.  The presentation covers the following topics:

  • What is a data management plan (DMP)?
  • Reasons for developing a DMP
  • Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation program templates
  • DMP deliverables 
  • Key decisions in DMP development
  • Resources about the DMP review process
  • Example DMPs

This PowerPoint slide presentation can be downloaded from the provided web page by clicking on "Introduction to Data Management Planning" (11:45) on the agenda. 

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Jonathan Rans
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Digital Curation Centre
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International - CC BY-NC 4.0
Access Cost: 
No fee
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More info about
Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data collection
Data management
Data management planning
Data management planning tools
Data preservation
Published / Broadcast: 
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Digital Curation Centre
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Presentation - representation of the particular way in which an author shows, describes or explains one or more concepts, e.g., a set of Powerpoint slides.
Contributor Organization(s): 
Digital Curation Centre
Funding and sponsorship
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Lesson - detailed description of an element of instruction in a course, [could be] contained in a unit of one or more lessons, and used by a teacher to guide class instruction. Example: presentation slides on a topic.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Research scientist
Mid-career research scientist
Early-career research scientist
Research faculty
Graduate student
Undergraduate student
Data professional
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour
Framework - A community-based organization plan or set of steps for education or training: 
ICSU - World Data System Training Resources Guide