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Creating Data Management Plans
The DMP Tool can be used to prepare data management plans required by specific funding agencies.
Click the Get Started! button, select Emory University from the pull-down menu, enter your Emory Network ID and password, and create a new plan. The tool will walk you through each section, allowing you to save and revisit your plans.
Research Data Management
Many funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), require a data mananagment plan as a component of grant applications. This requirement encourages researchers to consider in greater detail how their data will be preserved and shared.
Depending on the particular research community, data can include spreadsheets, images, videos, audio files, text files, models, computer software and code, patient records, interview transcripts, survey results, field/lab notes, and physical objects such as artifacts and samples.
Benefits of Research Data Management
Organizing, preserving, and sharing data will . . .
- improve data integrity.
- prevent data loss due to workforce turnover or hardware/software transitions.
- avoid unnecessary duplication of research efforts.
- help validate research findings.
- enhance the visibility of a researcher's work.
- lead to repurposing of data beyond its original intended use.
- ensure that the results of publicly-funded research become public property.