EPSRC Annotated DMP Template
journal contributionposted on 2017-09-08, 11:39 authored by Beverley JonesBeverley Jones, Paula GouldPaula Gould, Ian PalmerIan Palmer
This is an annotated data management plan (DMP) template for an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) data management plan.
This document (available in .pdf and .docx formats) was created using the DMPonline tool, which provides templates for structuring major research funders' DMPs. The document includes the guidance text provided in the tool, produced by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), the EPSRC and the University of Sheffield Library.
Although the EPSRC does not require that a DMP is submitted as part of a grant application, it still expects one to be in place. A DMP describes how you will collect, organise, manage, store, secure, backup, preserve, and where applicable, share your data. The EPSRC DMP template is organised into seven sections and the resulting DMP is expected to be two or three of pages of A4 in length.
For further guidance see the EPSRC expectations concerning management of research data and the DCC webpages on Data management Plans and How to Develop a Data Management and Sharing Plan.