Data Management Plans: a workshop for doctoral and early-career researchers

Data Management Plans (DMPs) are often required by research funders, and writing them has become an important skill for researchers.
DMPs: a workshop


DMPs are important tools that allow you to plan ahead where your data should be stored and how it can be shared. DMPs also guide you to assess possible risks related to the legal and ethical dimensions of your research already in the early stages of your project. Due attention needs to be given to the safe storing of confidential and sensitive data, for example.

In this workshop, we will go through some of the topics that are common to many DMP templates. You will be encouraged to consider the topics from the point of view of your own project or bring your own DMP if you have already started. Resources for getting further training and help will also be discussed.

Who can participate?

This event is mainly intended for Aalto doctoral and other early-career researchers, but everyone who is interested in the topic can participate. Some of the examples (e.g. data storage solutions) covered in the session are mainly relevant to those working or studying at Aalto. There are no prerequisites, although this workshop is suitable as a follow-up to the Introduction to RDM webinar. It is advisable to study the previous recording of our DMP training (30-minute lecture, worksheet). The webinar is free and open to all.

Learning outcomes

You will learn about the objectives of DMPs and have practical tips for writing them. You will learn how DMPs can help you plan your research data management over the course of your project’s life cycle, and you will also learn about additional resources to further aid you in writing your DMP.


1,5-hour online workshop including a presentation of the DMP sections and discussion of each section. The session will not be recorded.

Schedule and location

NOTE! The training has been changed from hybrid to ONLY online via Zoom on March 2, at 12.15–1.45 PM Eastern European Time (EET). If you've signed up to attend in-person at the Aalto University Learning Centre, Otaniementie 9, 113 Johanna room (1st floor), you are still welcome to use the Johanna room on your own as a quiet space for attending the Zoom lecture. We apologise for any inconvenience.


Lucie Hradecká, ([email protected]), Information Specialist, Research Services, Aalto University
Dr. Antti Rousi, ([email protected]), Data Advisor, Research Services, Aalto University


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