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Research Data Management Basics

Data management is an important part of the research life cycle. This guide covers best practices and resources.

Data Management Plan Help

Need help writing a data management plan to submit with a grant proposal?

The Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC) helps George Mason faculty, staff, and students manage and publish data they produce.

  • The DMPTool helps you to create ready-to-use data management plans to meet funder and institutional requirements.
    • Click Log In and then select George Mason from Select Your Institution to get started.
  • Remember to check the funder and grant solicitation for any additional requirements.

General Guidance

Funder DMP Requirements

Access data management handbooks, guides and information on managing lab notebooks.

Questions? Contact us for help.

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Examples of Data Management Plans

Examples of Data Management Plans

E-mail datahelp@gmu.edu for assistance with or if you have any questions about your DMP. 

Data management planning is an important part of a research project. The plans required by funders are the first step in addressing how you will manage your research data. Once you get funding for your project, the second phase is building from your initial data management plan and devising a more detailed plan. Of course, writing a data management plan need not be tied to a grant application!