Data management plan

The Data Management Plan or Data Management Plan (WMD) is a methodological document that describes the life cycle of the data collected, generated and processed during a research project, a doctoral thesis, etc. 

More and more funding entities like theH2020 and the State Plan They require the researchers to prepare a WMD.

It must contain information about:

  1. What data will be obtained to develop research.
  2. How they will be collected and processed.
  3. Which standards and what methodology will be followed?
  4. Who will be able to access the data.
  5. How they will be preserved when the search is complete.


    You have the free tool eiNa DMP (Research Data Management Plan) with templates adapted to the requirements of each funding body (H2020, ERC, State Plan) and the type of research you carry out (research project, doctoral thesis, etc.). 
    The tool allows you to save, edit and export your WMD, work collaboratively with other researchers and update it during the different phases of your search. Contains help and examples in all sections.  

    To create a DMP you can also check the guide Data management plans.  


    For projects submitted to the AEI's 2020 Call for R & D & I Projects, use the document with the basic information of the DMP to include in the Annual report: Inglese version o Spanish version. Use the document for examples and more information Data Management Plans I la version UPC adapted and abbreviated. The repository Upcommons - Research data is a trusted repository, registered in the directory
    Libraries offer you support in the creation of your data management plan, in the publication of open access data, in its preservation in UPCommons  and in the citation of data.

    Examples of H2020 FAIR Data Management Plans:


    The WMD is a living document, which is produced at the beginning of a search and is updated as many times as necessary.

    How to make a Data Management Plan with the eIa DMP

    For the good management of your research data, follow the steps of the computer graphics Manage research data: good practices.

    Infography: Manage research data - good practices



    Last update: 04 / 10 / 2021