As several research funders are carrying out (Open) Data Pilots, projects and researchers are increasingly required to deliver a Data Management Plan or DMP. The DMP is a useful instrument for researchers to reflect on and communicate about the way they will deal with their data. It prompts them to think about how they will generate, analyse and share data during their research project and afterwards.

In this webinar Sarah Jones (DCC) and Marjan Grootveld (DANS) will talk you through the aspects that Horizon 2020 requires from a DMP. We’ll discuss examples from real DMPs and also touch upon the Software Management Plan, which for some projects can be a sensible addition.

For introductory information about Research Data Management you can check the recordings and slides of our previous webinar: "Research Data Management: An introductory Webinar from OpenAIRE and EUDAT"

Target audience: Researchers, data librarians, project coordinators and research officers

To participate go to — the online meeting room will be opened 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the webinar. To join the webinar all you will need is an internet-connected computer with sound. To check if your computer will be able to access the session successfully, please go to:

Over 790 registrations have been recorded! As the number of registrations recorded exceedes the capacity of the webinar system, we would like to point out that only the first 600 participants will be able to join the webinar sessions. To accomodate all the other requests received, the same webinar will be held again on the 14th of July 2016 at 2 pm CEST.

About the speakers:
Sarah Jones works at the Digital Curation Centre, a UK national service to support the higher education sector with research data management. She coordinates work on DMPonline and undertakes research on data policy and data management planning. She is also involved in the EC-funded FOSTER and EUDAT projects, fostering open science by training researchers and providing services for open access and open data.

Marjan Grootveld is senior policy consultant at Data Archiving and Networked Services or DANS for short, in The Netherlands ( DANS promotes sustained access to digital research data and encourages researchers to archive and reuse data. Marjan advises knowledge institutes and research funders on data management policy and practice. She is also one of the coaches of the training “Essentials 4 Data Support”, which DANS and two other academic service providers offer under the umbrella of “Research Data Netherlands” (


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