Data Plan Essentials
What’s a data plan?
Data plans for a study or project:
- describe which data will be kept and for how long
- explain how data will be formatted and described for reuse and interpretation
- make clear policies around data access, use, and attribution/copyright
- are a required component of proposals for funding with several federal agencies. See the University of Minnesota’s comprehensive list of national agency data-plan requirements.
Data plan examples
|What's Your Data Plan?||Our digital data-plan guide for hard science and quantitative social science.|
|Preserving Your Digital Heritage||Our guide for planning to preserve digital collections from the humanities and interpretive social sciences.|
|Data Management and Publishing||The MIT Library’s guide to managing data and creating a data plan.|
|Digital Preservation Management||The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) tutorial on data preservation.|
|Conducting a Data Interview||Ten quick questions about research data, from Purdue University.|
|Escaping Datageddon||Our presentation on data-management essentials. Contact us if you'd like us to give this presentation for you!|