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Data Planning Template Released

The Belmont Forum e-Infrastructures and Data Management team has developed a basic Data Planning Template to foster long term management and organization of project-generated data. Questions from this template have been included in the Belmont Forum Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative and Transformations to Sustainability Collaborative Research Actions. The template asks funded project participants to consider the type of data collected, standards and protocols used for storing data, plans for sharing, reuse, and archiving, and expected costs.

Modifications to this language are anticipated in the future as experience using the document evolves, but the release of this template is an important first step toward achivement of the Belmont Forum's Data Policy and Principles of  accessibility, interoprability, and longevity.  

Why require Data Management Plans?