Q. What are the benefits of having a Data Management Plan (DMP)?
It is a systematic approach in planning the lifecycle of your data. It will help
- to alert you on possible data collection and management issues so that you can prepare for them before the project begins.
- in the continuity of your research project when staff leaves or new staff start work.
Importantly, adherence to data management processes will ensure that the evidence of your research is properly recorded, kept and available when there are concerns on research integrity.