Creating a Data Management Plan is your opportunity to think through and plan for different stages in the data lifecycle. The Data Management Plan outlines your needs and goals for collecting, organizing, documenting, preserving, and distributing the data associated with your research project.
Questions that should be addressed by a data management plan:
Data dissemination and policies for public access, sharing and publication delays
"The data (specify what data or refer to a prior section in you plan where data is discussed) will be and remain publicly available via the UMSL Institutional Repository Library, an open-access digital archive for the scholarly output of the University of Missouri-St. Louis community. This institutional repository is part of the Digital Commons network of repositories and provides a perpetual archive, indexed by major search engines. The data and metadata are managed by professional librarians, with technical assistance from information technology professionals. Users will be asked to provide appropriate attribution if any of the data is used."
Data storage and preservation of access
"The long-term strategy for maintaining, curating, and archiving the data involves depositing it in the University of Missouri-St. Louis Institutional Repository Library (IRL@UMSL), for long-term preservation and to ensure that the research community has continuing access to the data. IRL@UMSL provides a perpetual archive, indexed by major search engines, follows accepted backup and archival practices, and is managed by professional librarians with technical assistance from information technology professionals. (If not depositing in a repository, explain the plan for long-term preservation of the data, including backup procedures.) (if applicable) Data cleaning and/or anonymization will be done prior to preservation and/or sharing of the data. Along with the data and metadata, additional documentation to be deposited will consist of (specify, for example, archival journal papers and conference papers after all copyright and publisher requirements are met)."
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