Data Management Plan
A Data Management Plan (DMP) describes how data will be managed during a research project and afterwards, e.g. if it will be stored for future research projects and how the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable) principles will be implemented.
More information about FAIR data and open access can be found at KTH Library page Research data .
Nowadays, most external research funding bodies, (e.g VR, Formas, H2020) require that universities and researchers provide plans for managing data and research results. In addition there are legal requirements and KTH's requirements on data management.
Find more information on the specific requirements from different research funding bodies can be found at Sherpa Juliet , a website listing research funders' open access policies.
Investing time to structure a Data Management Plan already in the application phase of a research project will help you to also manage issues related to IP, to ethics and good research practice and accountability. However, the DMP provided in an application needs to be short and concise in order to facilitate evaluation and give understanding of the research project as a whole. When a project is approved the DMP will need to be developed further for implementation in the project phase and for the final reporting.