A Data Management Plan is a formal document that outlines how you will handle data during and after your research.
Even if your funding source does not require a data management plan, learning to organize and manage your data for long-term use can have a number of positive impacts, including:
And when you make your data open to others, positive impacts include:
This guide provides links to tools and resources to help you design a data management plan appropriate to your needs and funding source. It also includes links to repositories where you can deposit data.