Data Management Plans
Why do I need a Data Management Plan for my research proposal?
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-110 provides the federal administrative requirements for grants and agreements with institutions of higher education, hospitals and other non-profit organizations.
In 1999 Circular A-110 was revised to provide public access under some circumstances to research data through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
What is the purpose of a research data management plan?
- Communicate (findings, hypotheses, insights)
- Organize (nomenclature, terminology, disciplines)
- Build communities toward collaboration
- Document, manage, resolve controversies
- Establish precedence
- Be trustworthy
- Be reproducible
- Perturb assumptions and methods
Why is research data management important?
Data management throughout the life-cycle of your research can be beneficial in numerous ways:
- Save time
- Increase research impact
- Ensure long-term ability to preserve fragile data sets
- Organize and categorize data for efficient access, analysis, queries, etc.
- Support sharing and open-access
- Focus on data sharing as an objective of investigation
- Support data-intensive discovery across disciplines
- Promote verification and replication of research analysis and findings