As you are preparing your data management plan, consider the types of data you will produce during the research project. Knowing the answers to these questions will help you make decisions about data documentation methods, storage, description, and sharing. (Note that these questions have been adapted from the Cornell Research Data Management Service Group.)
Our friends at NCSU Libraries have prepared the following list of sample data type statements that could be included in a data management plan. Some of these may prove helpful in thinking through your own project.