Getting NRF funding
YOU NEED TO DO THIS
" Provide a summary of what processes and systems will be used to compile and manage data for the project. This could include a list of data fields that will be included in the data set, the software that will be used, how data will be captured, who will be responsible for the data capture and management, and whether any data quality checking and upgrading will be carried out. If there are other plans for long term data management and dissemination, briefly discuss these.
From the NRF
A data management Plan (DMP) is a formal document that describes the data you expect to acquire or generate during the course of a research project, how you will manage, describe, analyze, and store those data, and what mechanisms (including digital data storage) you will use at the end of your project to share and preserve your data.
Research data sharing that underlies the findings reported in a journal article/ conference paper/thesis as set out in the NRF Open Access Statement. The findings reported in a journal article or conference paper should be deposited in accordance with the NRF Open Access Statement. It is acknowledged that some data generated are more sensitive than others. Before initiating the research, it is the grant holders’ responsibility to consider the following: confidentiality, ethics, security and copyright. Possible data sharing challenges should be considered in the DMP with solutions to optimise data sharing.
Researchers should note that publicly funded research data should be in the public domain, with free and open access, by default. Collaborators and co-investigators in the research project should be informed by the applicant that due to public funding and funder mandate, one is expected to share research data as openly as possible. The Data Management Plan should indicate which data will be shared. If (some) research data is to be restricted, an appropriate statement in the DMP and subsequent publication should explain why access to data is restricted.
The National Research Foundation has adopted and is given permission to use the DCC Checkist for Data Management Plan, and this can be used as a guide for developing the DMP. (http://www.dcc.ac.uk/sites/default/files/documents/resource/DMP/DMP_Checklist_2013.pdf)
The library does offer a repository but in each case, the most successful and effective method of research dissemination will have to be decided. It may well be in another type of repository or in multiple repositories, or under data enclave or in a sensitive data store. Remember this is all work you will have to do for ethics as well as a proposal
We are aware that the DMPONLINE Tool is in development and is not entirely stable. We have created offline and downloadable backups. These are all versions of the same form. You can choose which form to fill in BUT YOU DO ALSO HAVE TO FILL IN ETHICS
The SA DMP Tool has been adapted from the DMP Online and is now locally hosted by DIRISA to register click here and follow all the step to set up your account. The University of Witwatersrand is in the dropdown list. Right now only the generic NRF form is available. We will be putting the WITS custom guidance up as soon as the form is stable.
Research Data Management Plan
The downloaded version in word and Pdf