Webinar: Get started with your data management plan

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Are you about to write a data management plan for your research project? Preparing a data management plan is an excellent way to organise and plan your work regarding the collection, processing and analysis, safeguarding, sharing and publishing of research data. Moreover, by doing so you will meet many funders’ requirements with regard to data management and open data.


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Webinar: Get started with your data management plan

Welcome, thus, to a webinar on the what, how and why of data management planning. The webinar will be given on two instances on the 15th December – once in Swedish and once in English.

  • 13.00–14.00 Swedish: Kom igång med din datahanteringsplan
  • 15.00–16.00 English: Get started with your data management plan

The registration form can be found further down on this page. The webinars will be recorded and made available for later watching.

Data management – plan, publish, and preserve

During the webinar we will cover what a data management plan is, the benefits, its content, funder requirements, as well as how and with what SLU’s Data Management Support (DMS) can help you. You will also be given the opportunity to ask questions.

Planning the management of data prior to a research project’s start is crucial. It is important to identify the type of data that will be generated, think about how the data will be processed and analysed as well as stored and published, and consider how the data shall be preserved for future use. Both funders as well as other bodies, such as scientific journals, SLU and the government, advocate for open access to research data and open science as a whole.

DMS provides a data management plan template that can either be downloaded as a Word document or filled in within DMPonline, a web-based online tool for creating data management plans. The template contains the following sections:

  • Description of data
  • Documentation and data quality
  • Storage and backup
  • Legal and ethical aspects
  • Accessibility and long-term storage
  • Responsibility and resources.

To be able to determine what needs to go into a data management plan, one must of course now what the requirements are, what the sections entail, what kind of help you may need and who you can ask in that case. This is where DMS comes into the picture – we can provide guidance with how to plan your work.

DMS, however, also provides support with regard to the actual publishing of data. DMS recommends publishing research data in the research data catalogue of the Swedish National Data Service (SND) – a service SLU is a member of and drives. The webinar will provide you with even a brief introduction to SND and its research data catalogue.


Time: 2021-12-15
City: Zoom
Organiser: Data Management Support (DMS)
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Data Management Support (DMS)

DMS supports researchers, students and environmental monitoring and assessment staff, with, among other things, handling, publishing and archiving data. DMS was formed in 2021 when the Data Curation Unit (DCU) and the Unit for Data Management Guidance and Development (Miljödatastöd) were merged.

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