Implement Data Management Plan

Now that your project has been awarded, you will need to prepare a full Data Management Plan (DMP), building on the details that you included in the outline Data Management Plan in your proposal.

Writing your DMP

Your data management plan is a document that describes your plans for creating, organising, documenting, storing and sharing data. It takes into account issues such as data protection and confidentiality, data preservation and curation, and provides a framework that supports researchers and their data throughout the course of their research and beyond. A DMP is designed to be a living document, and it is important to update your plan as necessary throughout the project.

UCD Library has a comprehensive Library Guide on Data Management Plans, which covers all aspects of DMPs, including writing your data management plan, describing and organising your data and metadata, Funding Agency requirements, storage and security. It can be accessed at the link in the Self Service supports below.

Self-Service Supports

  • UCD Policy on Research Data Management
  • Research Data Management - UCD Library Guide
  • Online and in-house training programmes for writing a data management plan.
  • DMPonline, which is provided by the Digital Curation Centre, helps you to create, review, and share data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements.
  • EUROSTAT microdata: If you require access to a dataset from EUROSTAT, please contact the Proposal Support Team who can arrange signature following Head of School approval of the dataset requirements.
  • CSO Research Microdata Files (RMF): If you require access to datasets from the CSO, please contact Michelle Dalton or Jenny O'Neill in UCD Library.
  • Zenodo is a research data repository. It was created by OpenAIRE and CERN to provide a place for researchers to deposit datasets.
  • re3data is a global registry of research data repositories.
  • Further reading: Data Management Made Simple – Nature article, March 2018.

Central Supports

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UCD Library Research Services is responsible for developing and delivering specialist and innovative services to researchers, including Research Data Management.

Jenny O'Neill
Data Manager, Research Services, UCD Library

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UCD IT Services provides the following information on data management:
Data / Cloud Storage FAQs
IT Security

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UCD Office of Research Ethics provides advice on data storage and retention

Guidelines on the security and retention of research data

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UCD provides information and resources around the protection of personal data and the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

For the most up to date UCD policies and procedures on data protection, please see the GDPR website

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UCD Legal manages the preparation, review and input of advice to UCD legal documentation relating to Data Sharing agreements.

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The Technology Transfer team in UCD Innovation (NovaUCD) can provide advice on protecting your Intellectual Property (IP).

Protect your IP