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When applying for funding, it becomes more and more common practice to write a Data Management Section. Most research funders require one as part of a project proposal. You want your project proposal to stand out from others in order to heighten your chances of being selected and acquiring funding for your research project.
Are you writing a grant proposal but you are unsure about what to answer to questions on the data management of your project? It is important to think about which data could be relevant and how these data could be stored so that they are accessible for reuse. Keep in mind that most funders are in favor of open access and the reuse of research data when writing a Data Management Section.
A first step towards a full stack Data Management Plan is the Data Management Section.
Below you can find a sample text for a Data Management Section. You can copy it and adapt it to your situation.
Please be aware of the fact that this text is based on the use of the DataHub infrastructure. Moreover, you will have to add a text with an explanation of your research project yourself.
[ Add a description of your research project. In this description you should mention e.g. what the research question is focused on, what type of data will be generated, and what volume of data will be generated. As for storage, reusability and accessibility you can use the sample text below (in case you are going to make use of the DataHub infrastructure). ]
NWO requires Veni and Vidi candidates to complete a paragraph on data management in the application form (question 2e).
You can answer the questions in your NWO application form, or you can use our web-based tool DMPMaastricht. The guidance provided in this tool is intended to help you compose this paragraph. For each question you have to answer in the Veni/Vidi application form, this guidance asks a set of questions that will help you to decide what information to include in the data management paragraph for your particular research proposal. It also contains information about the facilities available at MUMC+.
The NWO funding process explained
NWO Grant Rules
You can create a Data Management Section using our DMP tool by taking the following steps:
Your Data Management Section will be stored for future reference and to share with your funder or other stakeholders.
If you need to write a complete Data Management Plan, visit this how to:
If you want to look at the complete user manual for the DMPMaastricht tool, you can find it here:
If you need more information you can contact us for help.
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