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Research Data Management: Top 10 Checklist

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Top 10 Checklist - DMP

Top 10 Checklist

Top 10 Checklist


If your funder requires you to write a data managment plan (DMP), follow that funder's current advice.  If your funder has no specific requirements or your research is unfunded, this checklist is for you.

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1. What data will be created?


  • How much data will be generated?

  • Where will they be stored and backed up securely?

  • How much will this cost?

  • What types or formats


2. Who will create the data?



3. Roles and Responsibilities



4. Software and Services required



5. Naming and describing your data



6. Data Sharing with Collaborators



7. Storage - short & long term



8. Dissemination



9. Restrictions to Sharing



10. Permissions to share


A more detailed checklist is available from the Digital Curation Centre DMP checklist 

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