Data Management Guidance

Determine Data Management Requirements for Proposals


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Data Management Plans (DMPs)

In order to assist and support the NCAR community in meeting the Data Management Plan (DMP) requirements when submitting proposals to potential funders/sponsors, abiding by NCAR policies concerning data management best practices, and fulfilling the DMP requirements after the proposals are awarded, the following resources are currently available:

Additional Resources:

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Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)

To enable the long term preservation, access, and discovery of NCAR/UCAR Community Programs (UCP) resources, the assignments of DOIs to resources should be performed in a standard way. The following information helps in explaining the areas to consider and the process when acquiring a DOI:

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Data Management Training and Education Resources

Having the skills to plan and perform data management tasks is beneficial to scientific advancement as effective management will enable scientific outputs to be in appropriate forms and retained for future, long term access, use, and reuse by a broader community.

The following free, online resources have been selected to help with learning how to provide proper management for the entire research data lifecycle.

Introductory Information:

Additional References:

  • MANTRA - Research Data Management Training by EDINA
    • In addition to structuring its training modules by using data management topics, MANTRA's modules can also be learned by selecting one of the roles that is typically involved with data management plans, including Research Student, Career Researcher, Senior Academic, and Information Professional.
  • Essentials 4 Data Support by Research Data Netherlands
    • Essentials 4 Data Support organizes it modules primarily by using "phases": planning, research, user, legislation & policy, and data support. As a result, the modules may be accessed and learned based on the phases that are the most relevant to one's data management needs.

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