"The care and maintenance of the data that is produced during the course of a research cycle. It is an integral part of the research process and helps to ensure that your data is properly organized, described, preserved, and shared."
A data management plan is a document that describes how data on a research project will be managed and organized, both during the project and after it is finished.
A data management plan (DMP) should include the following information:
Consider any policies or intellectual property rights associated with any of the data you are using, and if you are being funded, be sure to check for any requirements regarding data management or DMPs. Data loss is an ongoing problem in the world of research, and ensuring that you are managing your data effectively is an essential part of the project-planning process.
Academic & Research Computing Office: Data Management. A well-defined data management strategy is now a must for any research activity. ARC answers the data management needs of the WPI community with powerful tools and services, including,
Data collaboration space across institutions
Data Management Consultations
Data Management Plan Templates
Data storage at WPI
Back-up, archival, and security
Additional data management resources at WPI:
If your research involves human subjects, contact WPI's Institutional Review Board (IRB).
If your research involves animal subjects, contact WPI's Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC).
Have a question about data management? Email the WPI Data email list.
Note: both the ATC TTL and the IT Helpdesk are located on the main floor of the library.