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Pre award support

Researchers preparing grant bids are encouraged to contact ITS Research to assess their IT requirements. ITS Research can help with IT costing, clarify technical requirements, suggest available services and guide researchers formulating a Data Management Plan (DMP) for submission with their application.

Please contact ITS-Research consultants at least 3 weeks in advance of the award deadline for pre-award support e.g. by emailing:

Data Management Plans (DMP)

A DMP is a document that details how data are to be handled both during a research project and after the project is completed. Many funding bodies have made a DMP a mandatory requirement for research grant applications. The purpose of the DMP is to ensure that you have taken into account best practices associated with managing research data throughout the research lifecycle e.g. quality assurance, ethics, storage, security, archiving and sharing.

The Library provides some additional information on Research Data lifecycle

ITS Research encourages researchers and postgraduate students across all academic disciplines to formulate a DMP before the start of their research and to continue to develop it throughout their project.

A good data management plan should:

  • help the study team manage research data;
  • identify specific factors that may promote or limit data sharing;
  • justify the resources and funding required;
  • clarify at an early stage individual and institutional roles and responsibilities;
  • carefully consider how data quality, security, confidentiality and sharing will be managed.

ITS Research Consultants are happy to guide your data management plan.

Please email: at least 3 weeks in advance of the award deadline.

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