The FWF requires a data management plan (DMP) for all projects approved under the new application guidelines after 1 January 2019 and provides its own template for this purpose. The DMP must include information on how data and their metadata are collected, organised, stored, published, shared, and archived for a specific project. Furthermore, the DMP outlines how the data will be made FAIR.

Further information and an evaluation matrix for DMPs can be found on the RDM page of the FWF, opens an external URL in a new window.

  • The DMP for an approved project must be submitted together with the FWF grant agreement via the Elaine platform at least four weeks before the scheduled start of the project

  • The DMP is a prerequisite for the start of the project and will be checked for plausibility and completeness by the FWF

  • It must be written in the same language as the grant proposal. It is recommended to consult the research data management support of the researcher’s own research institute when drafting the DMP

  • The DMP is to be viewed as a living document that can be modified throughout the project. Any changes made to the DMP should be documented (DMP versioning), and its final version must be included in the final grant report

  • Financing: Within grant proposals, costs for the preparation, archiving, open access, and later use of research data in repositories can be requested (see the respective application guidelines)

TU Wien DMP Tool

The TU Wien DMP Tool, opens an external URL in a new window also allows the creation of DMPs in FWF format. Further information on the tool can be found on our DMP page and in the FAQ on the TU Wien DMP Tool.

Guide "How to write a data management plan (DMP)"

We have compiled a detailed guide with TU Wien-specific information on how to write a DMP. The topics in the manual are the same as those in the FWF template, they are just dealt with in a different order.

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