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Writing a Data Management Plan for your Research Project

*For UoR research postgraduates*

This session forms part of the Reading Researcher Development Programme (RRDP) for Research Postgraduates.


A Data Management Plan (DMP) is a structured document that sets out what data and research materials will be collected in a research project, how they will be managed in the course of the project, and how and where data will be preserved and made accessible to others after the project concludes. A DMP is especially useful where research involves the collection or creation of new data, or re-use of existing data.

Writing a DMP will help you plan and execute your research effectively, and ensure you consider and address important data management issues, including data storage, organisation and documentation; research ethics and consent; intellectual property rights; and preservation and sharing of data supporting your thesis and other research outputs, as required by University policy. A DMP will enable you to identify appropriate solutions to protect your data and the integrity of your research, and to make the most effective use of your research materials in the long term.

This workshop will be of interest to students in the early stages of planning their research. It will offer practical guidance on developing a DMP, and how to make effective use of a DMP in your day-to-day research. The workshop will introduce the University’s PGR Data Management Plan template, which you are encouraged to use to write your DMP. Students may wish to start drafting their DMP beforehand so that they can identify any questions they have and areas where they need support.


Book your place through Reading’s Student Information System (RISIS).

The timetable can be viewed on the RRDP webpage in the ‘Things to do now’ section. You can also view a full timetable in the Doctoral and Researcher College site on Blackboard.


March 5
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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