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Data Management

Data management at George Washington University

Data Management Plans

Funding agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) may have specific requirements for plan content. Generally, a plan should contain the following components:

  • Description of the project
  • Description of the data to be collected
  • Standards to be applied for formats
  • Plans for short-term storage and data management
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Access policies and provisions
  • Provisions for long-term archiving and preservation
  • Assigned data management responsibilities

Data Management Plan Guides

Example Data Management Plans & Templates

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