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Creating Data Management Plan (DMP) in DMPRoadmap

How and why you should create a data management plan in DMPRoadmap

In February 2020, LU's new system for data management plans, DMPRoadmap, was launched. The system aims to support researchers who receive or have already received project funding from, primarily, the Swedish Research Council (VR), or from under funders that demand the establishing of a data management plan.

Login to DMPRoadmap by using your LUCAT ID. The Data Management Plans are stored on a server within LU and should not be made public. However, they must be preserved and can be archived directly in the system.

What is a data management plan?

A Data Management Plan is a document that provides a framework for what will happen to the data material during and after a research project. It describes how the research material is collected, handled, organized, stored and made available during the research process as well as how it should be preserved.

When do I need to make a data management plan and when does it need to be stored at Lund University?

It is a system primarily intended to support researchers who receive or have already received project funding from the Swedish Research Council (VR) in the last call, since VR places demands on the universities to take responsibility for establishing a data management plan (it does not have to be submitted). At this point, there are no specific templates for other funders, but if the funder does not set specific requirements for templates, it is possible to use LU's own template for data management plans that are also in the system.

How does the DMPRoadmap tool work?

You log in with LUCAT ID and go to “Create plans” in the top menu. Select Vetenskapsrådet/ Swedish Research Counicil as funder or check "No Funder". In both cases, you will get two DMP templates to choose from, one English and one Swedish version. The templates consist of a  number of questions to answer, if relevant for your project. You may also choose to download your DMP or to share it with colleagues.

Where do I go if I have questions about DMPRoadmap or other questions about the management of my research data?

The easiest way to contact the DMPRoadmap support is through Service Desk, via mail, phone or web form. The questions are sent to a central unit which then ensures that you get answers from your local support.


Contact the DMPRoadmap-support

E-mail:servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se
Phone: 046-222 90 00
Monday - Friday 8:00-17:00