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Data management plans

If you collect research data, you probably need a data management plan. Most funding agencies now require that a plan is included already when a proposal is submitted. SBDI helps you to create a solid data management plan for your biodiversity project.

A data management plan is a formal document that describes how data are to be handled during a research project and after the project is completed. The plan should describe items such as:

  • Data acquisition process
  • Data and metadata content and format
  • Data and metadata standards for content
  • Procedures for sharing and reuse of data
  • Long-term maintenance and archiving

Contact our Support Center for assistance in creating a data management plan for your project.