Guide to the template
for data management plans

This is a guide and supplement to the data managemant plan template developed by the Swedish Research Council and the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions, SUHF. The purpose of the guide is to facilitate the understanding of what the guiding questions in the template entail, to provide further support in the work with data management plans.

The guide can be used by researchers to create better understanding of what is intended with the questions in the template for the data management plan, but the primary target group of the guide is research-supporting functions that support the researchers’ work with data management plans. The guide may also be of use when producing local or discipline-specific adaptations.

The Swedish Research Council's mandate about open access to research data

More about data management plans


  1. New guidelines for publishing with open access

    As from October, new guidelines for publishing with open access apply for all who are receiving a grant from the Swedish Research Council. New features include a requirement for you to publish with immediate open access, and that all forms of publica...

  2. New features in open access and FAIR data management

    The Swedish Research Council has produced criteria and guidelines for data management according to the FAIR principles. In the first instance, this relates to data produced in research financed via public funds, that can be published with open access...

  3. FAIR research data

    FAIR research data are data that are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. The Swedish Research Council has issued a recommendation on data management according to FAIR. There are also criteria and guidelines to support the achievement of...