A good data management plan (DMP) describes the workflow that data undergoes in a research project, large or small. A funding provider may require that a DMP si included with the application, but in general it is a very good idea to decide how you expect to collect, store and archive/publish data.
A good DMP is a live document, that is updated throughout the entire research process and can be used to:
DMPonline is a tool that is used by researchers to help them create a data management plan. In collaboration with Aarhus University, AU Library offers support in using DMPonline.
Find examples of data management plans at the Digital Curation Centre.
Your choice of storage solution may be subject to various factors. Consider, for example, the following:
Aarhus University offers various data storage solutions:
In addition to the options offered by AU, you can also find several general and specific repositories for storing/archiving data.
We have compiled a number of tools and platforms which you can use for publishing, collaboration and sharing your data. There are also examples of licenses for your data. Licenses can be used to transfer all or part of the copyright for the data so that others are able to use it.
There are many applications available for data analysis. Find examples of free applications which are suitable for analysing different data types. Employees at Aarhus University can buy licenses for various analysis software through AU's IT webshop.
The FAIR data principles are a set of guiding principles to make data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable, so that data can be found, accessed and reused by others.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the liason librarian associated with your field, who will be happy to assist you with your questions.
Alternatively, you are always welcome to contact your local library in AU Library.