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Adapt your DMP: part 4
This is the fourth of seven 'Adapt your DMP' sections in this tour guide. For easy reference, we have put together a list of DMP-questions for all chapters in this tour guide. You can view and download the checklist as pdf (CESSDA, 2018a) or editable form (CESSDA, 2018b), and keep them as a reference while you are studying the contents of this guide.
After working on this chapter, you should be able to define your storage and backup strategy for your data and metadata. To adapt your DMP, consider the following elements and corresponding questions:
Short-term storage strategy
Long-term storage strategy
Thinking about storage as part of data management planning also entails considering what will happen to your data and files after the project ends. Where and for how long will data be retained? While the recommended route is to archive and publish your data at the end of the project by handing it over to a data repository, for some data this may not be possible or desired. Maybe no consent was given for sharing, or publication would infringe intellectual property rights of third parties.
To ensure that your data remains accessible even after the end of the project consider the following questions: