Managing your research data
Your research data needs to be maintained long-term and securely so you can substantiate your research. Several laws govern how you manage your data. Upon application, your data management plan must be established and followed to ensure that your data is managed correctly.
Although the funding body does not require a complete data management plan, some costs may need to be budgeted. Therefore, you are advised to go through the entire application process template.
The funding body focuses on a more comprehensive plan at the application phase, not usually requiring a complete data management plan. Horizon 2020, for example, required a complete data management plan within six months of starting the project. Others require that the data management plan be created when the project has received funding, including the Swedish Research Council and Formas. You will find the requirements of more funding bodies on the webpage Funding bodies requirements for a data management plan and open access.
Researchers at Örebro University are recommended to develop a data management plan already at the application phase. You will find more about the elements of the data management plan on the webpage Data management plan components:
- information security
- IT resources needed for the project
- budgeting costs linked to research data management and availability.