Comparison of NTU Data Management Plan (DMP) template versions

The table below compares the questions of the old and new DMP templates and the key differences are stated in the Remarks column.

Version 1 (14 Apr 2016 – 14 Jan 2018) Version 2 (wef 15 Jan 2018) Remarks
Q1

What data will you be collecting and how?

Guide

Sample

 

 

 

a. What data will you be collecting or creating?

b. What is the estimated size of the project data?

Options:

  • ≤ 1GB
  • > 1GB ≤ 50GB
  • > 50GB ≤ 100GB
  • > 100GB ≤ 500GB
  • > 500GB ≤ 1TB
  • > 1TB ≤ 10TB
  • > 10TB ≤ 50TB
  • > 50TB
  • Q1 is revised to focus on what kind of data will be collected or created.
  • Inclusion of part b to capture an estimation of data size
Q2

How will the data be used and managed in your research project?

Guide

Sample

How will the data be collected and processed? Question is changed to focus on data collection and how they are being processed in the data collection and analysis stages.
Q3

a. Check the relevant file extensions that you will be using (you may choose more than one)

b. What software(s) and/or tool(s) is/are needed to process/read the file(s)?

c. Where can this/these software(s) and/or tool(s) be obtained?

Guide

Sample

a. Check the relevant file format(s) that you will be using (you may choose more than one):

b. What software(s) and/or tool(s) is/are needed to process/read the file(s)

c.Where can this/these software(s) and/or tool(s) be obtained?

  • Change in terminology i.e. from file extensions to file format
  • More file format options to choose from for part a
  • No changes for part b and c
Q4

If your data is sensitive, how will you be managing and using it?

Guide

Sample

If your data is sensitive, how will you be managing and using it? No change
Q5

Will there be restrictions on accessing & sharing your final research data?

Options:

○ I will share my final data where possible under the CC-BY-NC Creative Commons (CC) license. This permits others to use my data for non-commercial applications only and with proper attribution to my work.

○ I will share my final data where possible under the following Creative Commons (CC) license:

○ I will not be applying any Creative Commons license but will instead be imposing the following license/restriction to the sharing of my final data:

○ I will not be able to share my final data. My reasons are:

Guide

Sample

Will there be restrictions on accessing & sharing your final research data?

Options:

○ I will share my final data where possible under the CC-BY-NC Creative Commons (CC) license. It is a license that is recommended by the NTU Research Data Policy for research data sharing purpose. This permits others to use my data for non-commercial applications only and with proper attribution to my work.

○ I will share my final data where possible under the following other Creative Commons (CC) license: Click here to choose

○ I will not be applying any Creative Commons license but will instead be imposing the following license/restriction to the sharing of my final data: [Click here to enter text.] My reasons are: [Click here to enter text.]

○ I will not be able to share my final data. My reasons are:

  • Inserted a reminder that CC-BY-NC license is the recommended license according to the NTU Research Data Policy
  • Inclusion of list of CC licenses to choose from if the second option is chosen
Q6

What metadata and/or data standards will you be using to describe your data?

Guide

Sample

 

What metadata and/or data standards will you be using to describe your data? No change
Q7

What documentation will you be providing to facilitate a better understanding of the project data?

Guide

Sample

What documentation will you be providing to facilitate a better understanding of the project data?

No change to question and list of options to choose from

Q8

Where and how are you storing the data during the project?

Guide

Sample

 

Where and how are you storing the data during the project? No change
Q9

What backup and versioning control procedures will you be undertaking?

Guide

Sample

 

What backup and versioning control procedures will you be undertaking?  No change
Q10

a. What are your plans for storing* your working data (physical and digital copies) other than your final dataset after the completion of your project?

b. I will store* the final research data in: NTU Data Repository** OR another open data repository and the URL is:


* NTU policy requires a minimum of 10 years

** different from DR-NTU (which is for journal publications)

Guide

Sample

a. NTU Research Data Policy requires you to store your research data for a minimum of 10 years. Where will you be depositing the data after the completion of your research project? (You may choose more than one)

Options:

□ I will be depositing my data in the NTU open access data repository, DR-NTU (Data)

□ I will be depositing my data in an external recognized open access data repository, the name and URL as follows: __________________

b. Is there any data that will not be deposited in any data repository (ies) mentioned in question 10a?

Options:

○ No

○ Yes, where will these data be kept? ______________

  • Inclusion of options for part a
  • More information on where would data that would be be deposited in open access data repository be stored required for part b

 

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