Help with Data Planning


Data Planning is a big topic, and one that research funders and institutions increasingly expect you to consider while making your proposal. While the exact questions each funding body asks vary, they commonly cover the following areas:

  1. What data will be created?
  2. How will the data be documented and described?
  3. How you will manage ethics and intellectual property rights (IPR)?
  4. What are the plans for data sharing and access?
  5. What is the strategy for long-term preservation and sustainability?

Whatever your area of research, you’ll be generating or collecting data. It could be statistics, personal information, film footage, historical information or a combination of some or all of the above. Whatever the case though, a robust data plan will help you structure your research better, and help capture the vital information that backs up your work. For assistance and advice with data planning, contact Andrew McDonald

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