A data management plan (DMP) is a document that describes the data a research project will collect and the steps that project investigators will take to ensure that the data is secure, standardized, documented, and (optionally) shareable.
Some funding agencies require a DMP to be submitted with project proposals.
Developing a DMP might be daunting the first time you do it. First, you should identify your funder's requirements, if any. (See list of funder requirements.)
Most DMPs ask for information like the following: