Data management plan

Any research project will gain from the development and usage of a data management plan to understand how to store and publish all the data it creates. Indeed, nearly all funded projects within programs of the NWO and the EU Horizon 2020 now require a data management plan to be written within the first few months of the project. 

Data management plan

A data management plan is a document that describes how the data will be generated or used within a given project, how they will be collected, managed, stored and made available during the study, and how they will be shared upon completion of the research project.

A data management plan is useful for purposes beyond merely satisfying the requirements of the research funder. It also helps the researcher to determine how the data can be managed efficiently and effectively. In addition, it can reduce the risk of data loss or other threats that could render the data illegible or unusable (e.g. the obsolescence of software).

Templates for writing a data management plan can be found on the RDM website of your university:

TU Delft


University of Twente



Please seek advice and support from your local front office on writing or updating your data management plan:

TU Delft RDM Support

TU/Eindhoven RDM Support

University of Twente



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