A Data Management Plan is a document describing your data handling process, making reflections for the entire lifecycle for data. The document is part of ensuring code of conduct in your research, and is in line with the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, especially the part about utilizing a tool as part of your planning process and addressing the section on Data Administration. This workshop will take the first steps in enabling you to create a data management plan as part of your PhD. This document is used for detail your data handling process, and can be used together with your supervisor to adapt expectations, and foreseeing necessary steps for clarification in your data handling.

Topics of the course:

  • What is a data management plan, and how does it relate to research processes?
  • Introduction to DMPonline
  • FAIR principles; making data that is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable
  • Themes in a data management plan:
    • Data Collection
    • Documentation and Metadata
    • Analysis methods
    • Ethics and Legal Compliance
    • Storage, backup, restore and versioning
    • Selection and Preservation
    • Licensing and rights
    • Publication and sharing
    • Responsibilities and duties.

Bring your laptop, as the workshop will allow time for starting – and possibly finishing – your data management plan.

Notes, literature and exercise instruction will be distributed at the course





None. Option for having data management plan reviewed.


Senior Advisor Karsten Kryger Hansen, email: kkh@aub.aau.dk

Lecturers: Senior Advisor Karsten Kryger Hansen, Senior Consultant Vang Le-Quy, Aalborg University

ECTS: 0.5

Time: 03 April 2019 (9.00 - 12.00)

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7E, room E3-209

Zip code: 

Aalborg Øst 

Number of seats:

Deadline: 13 March 2019

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.