Data management plans & the Stanford Digital Repository

Plan sign, image by Flickr user john.d.mcdonaldA data management plan (DMP) is a written document that describes the data you expect to acquire or generate during the course of a research project, how you will manage, describe, analyze, and store those data, and what mechanisms you will use at the end of your project to share and preserve your data. These plans are becoming standard components of research funding proposals, particularly those to federal funding agencies.

We let you know what's required, what to include, where to find the information you need, and how to get it done fast with the DMPTool.

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You may wish to indicate in your data management plan that you intend to preserve and share your data using the Stanford Digital Repository.

Jars of preserved food, photo by Flickr user LexnGerThe Stanford Digital Repository supports management of scholarly information resources of enduring value to Stanford University. Faculty, students, and researchers use SDR services to promote and protect the products of their work. Scholars around the world use content in the SDR in their research.

The benefits of this service distinguish the SDR from other content storage or management options on campus: deposited content is preserved in a robust, reliable, and secure environment for access by scholars today and for generations to come.

The Stanford Digital Repository can be included as the key data preservation and sharing component of your data management plan.

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