From the outset of your research project, it is important to be organised and to plan ahead. Things to consider when beginning a project include:
A DMP is a formal document that describes the data you expect to collect or generate during your research, how you will manage, describe, analyse, and store those data, and how you will preserve and share that data at the end of your project. Why write a DMP?
The University of Otago has an online DMP tool for staff and students. It is safe, secure and you can access your data management information anytime from any computer or mobile device.
It is likely you will need to consider confidentiality, commercial and third-party use, sensitivity, storage and security of your data. Additional consideration in your DMP may be warranted for:
Also, be aware of the University of Otago's policies regarding intellectual property rights, ownership, and copyright: