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Research Data Management

What is a Data Management Plan

A Data Management Plan (or DMP) is a formal document required by many federal and private funding agencies that provides information on the data you will be collecting through the course of your project. Typical elements include a description (provides subject scope and scale), probable formats, metadata, how the data will be stored, secured and backed-up, who will be primarily responsible for the care of the data, and how the data will be preserved and shared with a broader audience. 

Keep in mind that Duke does have its own Research Data Policy (May 2023) pertaining to data governance, retention and transfer.

Data Management Planning @ Duke

Resources for creating a Data Management Plan