A data management plan (DMP) describes the strategies and measures for handling research data during and after a project. Its goal is to approach and determine the technical, organizational and legal aspects of research data management as early as possible. Therefore, the development of a data management plan should be part of project planning, and is expected by a growing number of research funding organizations (e.g. DFG, EU Horizon 2020) when applying for research funds.
A data management plan should include the following topics:
The costs for the data management can be calculated using free tools like OpenAIRE RDM costs tool.
These tools for the creation of data management plans are already in use in the scientific community: