Planning for data management

The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) checklist for a Data Management Plan is a useful reference if new to developing a data management plan (DMP). The DCC  DMP template is available in the DMPTool ( If a DMP template is not available in the DMPTool, then the default DMP template is the DCC DMP template.

Researchers need to plan for data sharing, records management, long-term preservation, and retention schedules for data. The Records Management at UF provides important guidance on research records and data. The Institutional Review Board provides important information on research data storage and security guidelines. Below are UF Records Management and Uf Institutional Review (IRB) resources to assist researchers in planning for data management before, during, and after funded research.

Select online training resources

Finding Datasets

Finding Researchers

  • ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID ID) that you own and control, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher.
  • VIVO is a research-focused discovery tool that enables collaboration among scientists across all disciplines. Browse or search information on people, departments, courses, grants, and publications.

Grant and other funding information