Published April 9, 2021 | Version 1.1
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Data Management Plan Template: Open Science Workflows

  • 1. University of Ottawa
  • 2. ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, CAU Kiel University


This template guides the writing of a research data management plan (DMP) with an open science/open scholarship workflow, which uses mixed social sciences research methods, producing quantitative as well as qualitative datasets. The questions emphasize data sharing and reuse throughout the project, not only at the final stage of publication. This DMP template will be most useful to researchers who are working in a multi-institutional partnership and who have already completed a funding application and an ethics review protocol.  The DMP is a living document: don’t forget to revisit your DMP throughout the research project to update or review your responses.

Not all of these questions will apply to all research projects. We encourage you to respond to as many as possible but ultimately, you and your team have to decide which questions and answers apply to your workflow.


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