A Data Management Plan (DMP) is a document that specifies your plans for managing data for a research project. It describes how data will be collected, processed, analyzed, described, preserved, and shared during the course of a research project. DMP facilitates research on how to handle, organize and structure research data and documentation throughout the research process. A DMP that is associated with a research study must include comprehensive information about the data such as the types of data produced, the metadata standards used, the policies for access and sharing, and the plans for archiving and preserving data so that it is accessible over time. DMPs ensure that data will be properly documented and available for use by other researchers in the future.
Source: NYU Health Sciences Library
Source: Research Data Netherlands