Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
ERAU Hunt Library

Research Data Management

This guide will assist researchers in planning for the various stages of managing their research data, implementing best practices for managing research data, and in preparing data management plans required with funding proposals.

Making a Data Management Plan

Accessibility View

Data Management Plans (DMPs) provide a blueprint for how to manage your data throughout its life-cycle. It is a written document describing your data and what you will do with it. Many federal funding agencies, non-profit granting agencies, and corporate funders now require researchers to submit a "data management plan" document with their grant application. Each funding agency has specific requirements on what to include in your DMP. Even if not required, writing a DMP can be a useful exercise that can save you time and money during and after your research.