During funding, you will need to complete a data management plan (DMP), which describes the lifecycle of your project data. The other areas: starting, working, and finishing, can help you complete the DMP, but you need to consider data collection and the ethics involved at the beginning.

Data management planning

A data management plan (DMP) contains all the information related to managing the data for your project: what data, stored where by whom, how it is looked after and when it is made public. The other areas of this site can help you with the answers, but you should start with a DMP Template from DMPonlineRead more about DMPs.


If your research involves people in any capacity, then you need ethics approval. So here's a summary of the ethics boards at the University, and links and advice on how to get approval. Read more about ethics.