A vast amount of different data and materials is processed during a research project, including but not limited to notes, e-mail correspondence, research plans, research materials and article drafts.
It is a good idea to make a comprehensive data management plan at the very start of the project. Examples of data management planning include plans for gathering information, plans for processing material thats are collected and produced during the project, plans regarding storage and archiving, and planning the publication of the results. Planning the management of research materials is part of data management planning.
At the start of the project, the principal investigator and researchers agree upon the principles of managing the material that is stored, accessed and archived over the course of the project. A researcher receiving personal funding must also make a data management plan for the project, including the management of research materials.
Materials that are necessary for managing the project can be compiled into an electronic or physical project binder. Please follow the financier’s instructions and take the university’s archival guidelines into account when compiling the project binder.
Responsibility of the principal investigator / researcher
Responsibility of financial services
Data management, metadata and DMP Tuuli