A data management plan (DMP) is a formal document that outlines how you will handle your data both during your research, and after the project is completed. This ensures that data are well-managed in the present, and prepared for preservation in the future. A DMP is often required in grant proposals.
A research data management plan is a living document and should be reviewed and updated regularly.
WSG format for a data management plan mentioned in the video.
Your DMP should include the a brief description about your project and how data will be managed:
Follow the AUT guide for drafting a data management plan to write a data management plan.
You may use this template to draft your plan:
Note: Often the time involved in documenting, writing metadata, and archiving are underestimated. Make a note of the time taken and any costs associated with using data management services or purchasing equipment (such as fileservers, backup media, software, etc.).