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This is a template that will prompt the questions a researcher needs to ask themselves when dealing with data. A Data Management Plan is essential for responsible research. By curating your data early and often the dataset then becomes a research output that can be cited in its own right. There are a number of tools that you can use to produce your plan such as the DMP Online Tool or the Data Stewardship Wizard, A README file must accompany a dataset.
Desmond, Yvonne, "Template for a Data Management Plan" (2018). Guides. 1.