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A general introduction to what data management is, why it's important and some basics on how to write a plan to accomplish it.
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2013 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts

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This tutorial answers what and why questions about data management: 

  • What data management is and why it's important
  • What should go into writing a plan for it, and
  • A variety of resources and tools to help with the process.

For practical tips on how to write a data management plan, see the Templates/Examples section of the Research Data Toolkit.

All information is current as of Spring 2013.  Please use the Contact Form to report needed updates or if you have questions.

First, we’ll define what a data management plan is and funding agencies that require them.  Then we’ll discuss what should be included in a data management plan.  Finally, we’ll introduce you to campus resources you can consult while writing your plan, as well as tools you can use to write your plan.

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