Data management plan

You can make a good start on managing your data by writing a data management plan. Radboud University has developed a DMP tool for writing such a plan, included in the RIS interface. Radboudumc employees can make use of the DMP Online tool: login, select 'Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc)' as the primary research organization, and create a plan.

A data management plan helps you to make conscious decisions about research data in your project. In a later phase of the research, this can save a lot of time. A data management plan is a dynamic document. Discuss it with your colleagues or supervisors and update it regularly (and consider versioning).

Most funders have set conditions for writing a data management plan. Please use the format of your own funder. NOTE: the funder formats are included in Radboud University's DMP tool.

At the Radboud University Medical Center the Department of Geriatric Medicine developed a checklist for data sharing (in Dutch), in the first place explicitly for so-called Minimum DataSet-research (MDS). However, the checklist contains much useful research data management information and can therefore be used for other forms of research as well. The checklist is especially useful when you are collecting and sharing data in a larger project together with other institutes.