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Research Data Management Plan

The Bernoulli Research Data Management (RDM) Policy is the official document that regulates how every scientist at the Bernoulli Institute should handle their research data to make it FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable) for purposes of verification and safekeeping and compliant with the European Data Protection Regulations. It follows the recommendations of NWO, KNAW and the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Groningen.

Bernoulli RDM Policy (principles and guidelines)

RDMP webtool (to create a RDM plan)

Responsibilities for staff members:

  • a BI project that involves data should be associated to a Research Data Management Plan (RDMP).

  • research groups are advised to record, using the RDM webtool above, the way in which the group collects, stores and manages research data.

  • principal investigators (PI) in an externally funded project are strongly advised to fill in an RDMP, especially if the project entails data that is not recorded in the RDMP of the PI's research group.

  • supervisors of PhD and/or MSc projects will discuss with the students under their supervision how data and data archives will be deposited at the end of the students' project. The supervisors will receive access to the PhD/MSc students' RDMPs.

Responsibilities for students:

  • to submit an RDMP after the beginning of the project and to store and archive their data in a way that would make it findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. PhD students are expected to discuss their RDMP at their 6-month interview with their supervisors, as per the GSSE regulations. RDMPs can be filled in and submitted here. In case the students' project is conducted within a broader project for which an RDMP has already been created, the students must specify the name of the project and its DmpNR in their own RDMP. In addition the students must list in their own RDMP any data with which they work and which has not been covered in the broader project's RDMP.

  • to give access to their RDMP to their supervisors.

  • to discuss with the supervisors how data and data archives will be deposited and accessed after the students' graduation.

  • incoming PhD student should request access to the webtool from Ineke Schelhaas and Elina Sietsema ( to be able to create a RDM plan The PhD coordinators will monitor the state of submission of PhD RDMPs.

Useful contacts:

PhD RDM plan:
PhD coordinator and policy officer: Janieta de Jong Schlukebir

Drafting a RDM plan for a funding proposal:
Research Data Office: Researchdata

Technical aspects (Data analyses for complex data structures, Design, layout, maintenance and management of University of Groningen data repositories, Archiving and curation of data stored in the University of Groningen environment, Facilitating third-party services):
Research Data Office: Researchdata

Privacy Impact Assessment:
Research Data Office: Researchdata

Privacy issues concerning data:
Ronald Zwaagstra

Data security issues:
CIT Security team

Last modified:11 March 2019 3.08 p.m.