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You're probably doing a lot to make sure your research data is organized, documented, and backed up. One way to help you and your team keep track of all of your strategies is to write a Data Management Plan (DMP). This month we're nudging you to write a DMP.

 
   
 
 

Write a Data Management Plan

Writing a DMP for one of your current projects provides an excellent opportunity to:

  • develop a framework for documentation that helps everyone stay mindful of systematic organizational schemes, expectations, and policies
  • keep your team/collaborators on the same page about data management practices

To get started on your DMP, check out our list of DMP Best Practices. If you need to write a DMP for a grant proposal, find a template for your funder in the DMPTool.

 
   
 
 

Get feedback on your Data Management Plan

The Research Data Service provides fast, free, and confidential feedback on draft DMPs. We work with library-based subject experts so that our feedback incorporates disciplinary and data management expertise.

Email your draft DMP to us at researchdata@library.illinois.edu or select the "Request Feedback" option on the last page of your DMP template in the DMPTool.

 
   
 
 

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