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Workshop: How to write a Data Management Plan (DMP)

Monday 14 October 2024

Managing your data during and after your research project is essential. In this workshop you will learn how to write a Data Management Plan (DMP) according to the regulations of Leiden University.

Planning how to deal with your data during and after your research project is considered to be essential nowadays. Leiden University has adopted a regulation that states that researchers have to write a data management plan before the start of each research project. Funders like NWO and ERC require you to add a data management paragraph in your proposal. 

The Centre for Digital Scholarship aims to provide you with guidelines that help you understand how to manage the digital data you collect throughout your research in accordance with university and funder requirements.

Topics covered

In this workshop we will briefly discuss the University‚Äôs and funder requirements. We will help you answer some of the questions that are commonly addressed in a data management plan:

  • What kind of data will you be collecting?
  • Where will you store your data?
  • With whom and how will you share your data?
  • How will others be able to understand the data?
  • How will you preserve your data for the long term? 

We also reserve time for filling out the university template for a data management plan.

Target group and price

All PhDs and researchers from Leiden University wishing to write a data management plan. There is no charge for Leiden University employees.

What you will learn

Participants will have a basic understanding of the principles of good data management and will write a data management plan.


One session of 2,5 hours with presentations and handouts. Participants will bring their own device to write a first version of a data management plan. Afterwards, participants will receive additional information to help them finalize their own data management plan.

Registration and cancellation

Employees of Leiden University can register free of charge by sending an e-mail to datamanagement@library.leidenuniv.nl with the date of the session you would like to attend, your research institute and any specific questions you may have. If you have a question about availability, please let us know. If there is enough interest, an additional course may be organised.

If you are unable to attend the course, you can cancel your registration by sending an e-mail to datamanagement@library.leidenuniv.nl.


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