Research Data Service

Before you begin

It is worthwhile thinking through the data related aspects of your research before you get underway. Data management planning, ethical approval, and data protection considerations are often essential prerequisites for a research project. This page will tell you about writing a data management plan (DMP), funder requirements and the benefits of data management planning. Samples of DMPs from successful real grant applications are available, and if you need advice on writing your own DMP, we are happy to help: get in touch via the "Contact us" button.

Writing a DMP

Using DMPonline or funder templates to write a Data Management Plan (DMP).

Funder data management requirements

Find out what funders expect.

Sample DMPs (secured)

A library of Data Management Plans from real projects at Edinburgh