The data management plan (DMP) is a mandatory attachment and should be submitted on the data management plan template available on our website. The DMP should demonstrate how the applicant will meet, or already meets their responsibilities for research data quality. It should refer to any institutional and study data policies, systems and procedures and be regularly reviewed throughout the research cycle.
The maximum length is three sides of A4, though for less complex research the DMP may be as little as a quarter of a page of A4. If any section is not relevant to the proposal ‘not applicable’ should be entered. More detailed guidance is available in section 2.2.8 of the guidance for applicants.