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Workshop: How to write a Data Management Plan

In this workshop we shall write a data management plan according to the regulations of Leiden University. We aim 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.

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 H2020 require you to add a data management paragraph in your proposal. 

In this workshop we will briefly discuss the University’s 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, and 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

All PhDs and researchers from Leiden University wishing to write a data management plan.


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

Method & content

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.

Enrollment & dates

  • January 25th 2019, 10.00 - 12.30

  • March 7th 2019, 10.00 - 12.30

  • April 16th 2019, 10.00 - 12.30

  • June 4th 2019, 10.00 - 12.30

Venue: Heinsius/Vossius Room, Leiden University Libraries (UBL)

Employees of Leiden University can register by sending an e-mail to datamanagement@library.leidenuniv.nl with the date of the session you like to attend, your research institute and any specific questions you  may have. If the dates mentioned don’t suit you, please let us know. As soon as enough people are interested in the course, we will plan a new date and will let you know accordingly.

Costs & cancellation

There is no charge for Leiden University employees.

Cancellation by email: datamanagement@library.leidenuniv.nl

Course tutor

The datalibrarians of the University Libraries:
Fieke Schoots and Michelle van den Berk

Any questions?

Please contact us at: datamanagement@library.leidenuniv.nl. Or you can visit our blog.

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