Below are several examples of the types of questions you will be asked related to Roles and Responsibilities for the research data. Carefully consider each question.
Who will be responsible for data management?
Outline the roles and responsibilities for all activities
Consider who will be responsible for ensuring relevant policies will be respected. Individuals should be named where possible.
What resources will you require to deliver your plan?
Carefully consider any resources needed to deliver
Where dedicated resources are needed, these should be outlined and justified.
As you answer these questions you will need to consider everything involved in managing data from its collection to preservation and sharing including:
The Drafting of:
documents about the data,
metadata standards, and
information about licenses to be used when sharing or preserving data.
Managing access to the data.
Managing files / versioning.
Managing Backups of each file / version.
Preparation of files for sharing.
Assigning relevant Metadata.
Preparation of files for preservation.
Some of these roles may be external to the research team. For example:
Some roles may need to be funded by a grant. If so, consider: