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Data Management Plans

This guide provides resources to assist WSU faculty members and students who are creating strategies for storing, describing, and providing access to their research data.

Questions to Consider

As you're writing your data management plan, you should specify:
  • Who will have primary responsibility for implementing the data management plan? Note that if multiple institutions are involved, funding agencies typically task the lead PI with executing the DMP.
  • How will the PI verify that the data generated are being managed according to this plan? At what point(s) in the project will this happen?
  • What are your plans for transfer of responsibility if key personnel depart from the project?
  • If sensitive data is being collected, who will have access to it?

Funding Agency Guidance


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