Planning ahead for the collection, security, preservation and dissemination of your research data is key to successful data management.
DMPOnline (developed by the UK's Digital Curation Centre) provides a selection of templates, which you can complete online, share with project partners and download for submission.
The UoH template features 9 sections covering the data lifecycle from collection to preservation. Contextualised guidance for each section is provided in a side panel.
At any stage, you can download the plan to submit or complete offline. A streamlined Word version is also provided here:
Certain funders encourage researchers to factor research data management into any application, as 'directly incurred' or 'directly allocated' costs. Advice from the Medical Research Council (2020) is equally applicable to other disciplines:
You should include the costs related to your data sharing. This may include people, equipment, infrastructure and tools to manage, store, analyse and provide access to data.
Where the costs of managing legacy data and sharing are substantial, the proposal should differentiate the resources and funding for the following activities:
Refer to your chosen funder's Guidance for Applicants for further information.
Advice and an activity-based costing tool, designed for social scientists.
If you intend to collect from human participants, your Data Management Plan should outline your strategy for complying with data protection regulations and standards. If your data is anonymised effectively it can be made public as a research output from your project, with your participants' consent.
Commercially sensitive data should be managed in accordance with the provider's terms and conditions. If your University of Hull research project has generated data which may lead to commercial opportunities, contact the Commercialisation Team.