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. ESOF 2024

    EuroScience Open Forum, ESOF, will take place in Katowice in Poland, on 12–15 June. The Swedish Research Council will host one session, on 13 June, about open science and democracy.

  2. Open access to scientific publications

    The Swedish Research Council is driving the development towards open access to scientific publications together with other research funding bodies within and outside Sweden. One of the ways we do this is to establish guidelines for publication with o...

  3. Indicators for measuring and following up

    The Swedish Research Council has produced indicators that can be used to follow up and measure the effects of the work on the transition to open access to research data. They can also be used to identify areas where extra efforts are needed.