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21st Century Digital Scholarship at UCF

Data Management Plans

Lee Dotson

While many funding agencies now require that research data be made publicly available and/or have instituted requirements for formal data management plans, making a plan to manage your data should be a consideration for any research project. Benefits of successfully managing your data include:

  • Allows you to focus on your research not user requests
  • Increases the visibility of your research
  • Meets grant requirements (i.e., NSF mandate)
  • Lets others understand your data
  • Makes preserving data easier
  • Takes less time to get data ready to share
  • Ensures the integrity and proper description of data
  • Facilitates new discoveries
  • Avoids catastrophic loss in the event of a disaster
  • Supports Open Access Initiatives

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