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Data Management Planning

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The ORCA Support Network training program was designed to provide some of the professional development required by researchers, technologists, and collection managers. One important aspect of this is ensuring that researchers have the skills to develop their own data management plans.

In early 2008, APSR funded the Information Literacy Program at The Australian National University to develop a training program for postgraduate students and academics on this topic. The results of the ANU project can be seen at The training program is now operational and offered through the Information Literacy Program at ANU.

Both the ANU Data Management Manual and the Data Management Plan template are free to download from APSR for local adaptation and use. Both documents are in MS Word.

The Manual is comprehensive, with contents covering

These two works are licenced for use under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of the licence, visit or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.

Other ORCA training activities can be seen here.

Contact: Margaret Henty