A DMP is a “living” document outlining how the research data collected or generated will be handled during and after a research project. It is a brief plan to define: how the data will be created; how it will be documented; who can access it; where it will be stored; whether it will be shared and where it will be preserved.

It should describe:

Please note that the DMP is not a fixed document; it evolves and gains more precision and substance during the lifespan of the project, and this is the reason why you should keep it updated!

Take a look at the recordings of this webinar on the Open Research Data Pilot in H2020 to learn more about the DMP and the related obligations.