The Data Management Plan aims to make the research data collected, processed or generated by Horizon 2020 (H2020) projects accessible with as few restrictions as possible, while at the same time protecting sensitive data from inappropriate access and respecting Intellectual Property Rules.
DMP describes the data management life cycle for the data to be collected, processed and/or generated by a Horizon 2020 project. As part of making research data findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable (FAIR), a DMP includes information on: i) the handling of research data during and after the end of the project ii) what data will be collected, processed and/or generated iii) which methodology and standards will be applied iv) whether data will be shared/made open access and v) how data will be curated and preserved (including after the end of the project).
The COALA project data management plan is a “living” document presenting (at each moment of the project) how data collected or generated will be handled during and after the project.
Three main types of data collected and produced within COALA project are:
• Earth Observation Data (EO) collected and managed in the activities of WP2, WP3 and WP4;
• In situ data collected and managed in the activities of WP3 and WP4;
• Stakeholder’s data collected and managed in the activities of WP1, WP5 and WP6.
The DMP includes a description of the data management life cycle for all data sets and specifies which data will be findable, openly accessible, interoperable and re-usable.
In the second chapter, for each work package the project partners (organised by Work Package) define the data sources they will use, addressing the following issue: Data Summary, FAIR data, Allocation of resources, Data security, Ethical aspects, Other issues