Good scientific practice is one of the main reasons to manage research data during and archive the data after the project. It is important to keep available the raw, processed and/or analyzed data, as well as the documentation necessary for understanding the data and the way it was collected, processed and analyzed. This plays an important role in accountability issues, and allows the researcher to reuse his/her own data or to return to earlier stages of the research process when needed. As a result, research will be reproducible and verifiable. Proper research data management (RDM) makes science more transparent, and improves scientific integrity and societal trust.
Each individual researcher or research leader is responsible to write a research data management plan. The researcher should to this at the start of the research project. The UT has developed many templates for writing a Research Data Management Plan. Please check the UT support on Data Management (and the course for PhD students), the UT and ET data policies and Guidelines on personal information. All practical and general information about RDM, can be found at www.utwente.nl/researchsupport
For questions with regards to data management, address:
How to store/share/transfer data
Find the best way to store, share or transfer your research data by using this decision tree.
Writing a research data management plan
The UT has developed a tool for writing your data management plan (DMP) and the notification of processing of personal data in research in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR registration).
This DMP form has a generally accepted structure which complies to the policy of funders like NWO and ZonMW.
The EU allows you to deliver a DMP based on this form as well. However, when you indicate in the General section that your research is funded by the EU, the form will be automatically restricted to the relevant questions mentioned in the EU template.
The DMP-tool can be found at: https://webapps.utwente.nl/dmp.
If you have any questions regarding Research Data Management or specifically about the tool, please contact: