The first step in data management is to write a data management plan describing how research data will be generated, stored, and made accessible. Often research grant applications require such a plan.
For assistance in writing an effective data management plan, see the DMPTool.
With the DMPTool, you can:
For more information about agency mandates on data management, see USU Libraries: Research Data Management.
A well written data management plan will clearly explain how data will be handled throughout the research project. Components include: