A data management plan is a document that describes what data will be created, what policies will apply to the data, who will own and have access to the data, what data management practices will be used, what facilities and equipment will be required, and who will be responsible for each of these activities. Your data management plan should be a living document that you add to and refine as you move through your project.

Data Management Plan Template

This MS Word template is recommended for HDR students to use when creating a data management plan for their research project.

Office Word 2007 XML template icon Data Management Plan Express Template.dotx — Office Word 2007 XML template, 395 KB (405423 bytes)

Online template

An online form for creating data management plans is available via the Researcher Dashboard in the JCU Research Data repository. Just log in to this site using the Australian Access Federation login and then click on "Add a new data management plan".

The link address is: http://research.jcu.edu.au/researchdata/dashboard/