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Data Management Plan


GFBio aims at supporting individual researchers during all stages of their career, research groups, and large projects to develop and implement effective data management strategies for FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable) data as part of good scientific practice. A well-structured Data Management Plan (DMP) clarifies how and where data is going to archived and published at which costs as well as conditions data will be accessible to the scientific community or the public as a whole. . Such DMPs are becoming  a mandatory part of project proposals, required by funding agencies like the German Science Foundation (DFG), the US National Science Foundation, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research and the European Union H2020 projects. As an example, please see the DFG Guidelines on the Handling of Research Data in Biodiversity Research

GFBio offers  assist you in preparing a DMP for your next project proposal. Our data management plans provide a clear roadmap and strategy for the long -term availability of your research data, name host data archives, clarify the responsibilities of both, data producers as well as data archives,  define policies, data access rules and finally give clear quotes for data management costs which can be used to claim these within funding proposals.

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