Data Management Plans

Supplementary materials for transparency and reproducibility are only as good as their cleanliness and organizational structure.  A Data Management Plan (DMP) is a good place to start when thinking about the kinds of questions we should be asking ourselves about how we’ll organize our data. Discipline specific resources will help to put a DMP into practice.


UBC works with the national body, The Portage Network, to provide resources and supports for research data management planning and research data deposit. You can review Portage’s Primer – Data Management Plan for an overview of what to consider when planning your data management strategy, or check out the DMP Assistant, a Portage tool with UBC specific templates to guide you through the process of creating a DMP.


For support with data management and data management plans, please contact one of:

Nick Rochlin (, Research Data Management Specialist, Advanced Research Computing
Mathew Vis-Dunbar (, Data & Digital Scholarship Librarian
Marjorie Mitchell (, Copyright, Scholarly Communications, and Research Data Management Librarian. (on leave)