1. Plan

1. Plan

This introductory chapter features a brief introduction to research data management and data management planning.

Before we get you started on making your own Data Management Plan (DMP), we will guide you through the basic concepts that you will need to understand beforehand. Research data, social science data, and FAIR data are some of the concepts you will discover.

Main take-aways

After completing this chapter you should be:

  • Familiar with concepts such as (sensitive) personal data and FAIR principles;
  • Aware of what data management and a data management plan (DMP) are and why they are important;
  • Familiar with the content elements that make up a DMP;
  • Able to answer the DMP questions which are listed at the end of this chapter and adapt them to your own DMP.

Main authors of this chapter

Ulf Jakobsson, Swedish National Data Service (SND)
Ricarda Braukmann, Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
Malin Lundgren, Swedish National Data Service (SND)