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Research Data Management (RDM): Data Management Plan

This guide explains the what, why and how of Research Data Management at Sheridan College.

Data Management Plans (DMP)

One of the first steps in Research Data Management is the preparation of a Data Management Plan (DMP).

A Data Management Plan will provide the details of:

  • How research data will be collected, documented, formatted, stored, protected and shared
  • How other datasets will be acquired and used Where data will be deposited
  • Who will be responsible for management of the projects data
  • Who will assume responsibility if the initial responsible person leaves the project or team
  • Roles and responsibilities of the research project team
  • Ethical, legal or commercial restrictions that may reduce or prevent sharing options


Data Management Plans