IOC Manuals and Guides No. 73

Guidelines for a Data Management Plan

Summary A data management plan is a formal document outlining how research data will be managed, stored, documented and secured throughout a research project as well as planning for what will happen to the data after completion of the project. The data management plan is intended to provide descriptive details of the data, the processes, the decisions, as well as identifying roles and responsibilities. This also includes a long-term data sharing and preservation plan to ensure data are publicly accessible beyond the life of the project. A data management plan is often a requirement of funding agencies. The IODE encourages all researchers to prepare a data management plan for research projects that will collect marine data and to ensure the data generated by research projects be permanently archived in the IODE network of National Oceanographic Data Centres (NODCs).
Doc Type Reference Document
Status Published on 22 Mar 2016
This document is in the list(s): IODE Manuals and Guides
This document is used in the event(s): Fourteenth Session of the IOC (of UNESCO) Sub-Commission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions IOCARIBE

Group(s): IODE
Created at 10:05 on 22 Mar 2016 by Peter Pissierssens
Updated at 10:15 on 22 Mar 2016 by Peter Pissierssens