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System designed to protect your data

Research Data Management (RDM) describes the processes and agreements you establish to ensure that your research data is collected, stored and communicated in compliance with your ethical and legal responsibilities. You are also encouraged to use best practice and community standards such as BIDS to ensure your data is well organised and structured in a way that others can understand. 

A data management plan (DMP) is a living document which describes your research data management strategies. It is often required at the grant application stage, but it can be useful to reference and update throughout a research project. It should describe your data from the point of collection through to publication where appropriate, and how you will address all relevant restrictions and constraints along the way.

You can find examples of DMPs created by WIN researchers on the Open WIN Community Pages.

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