RDM guides & templates

DMP Templates

Download templates of Data Management Plans (DMP) for different research funders, to ease your DMP submission and follow-up.
For info or review of your DMP draft, contact [email protected].

(Ongoing pilot: try DMPonline, an all-in-one alternative to files)


RDM walkthrough guide

From planning to preservation, use this introductory guide to Research Data Management, with links to online resources and practical suggestions.



Fast guides

Short, one-page infographics on different aspects of Research Data Management (RDM):

  1. Research Data: The basics
  2. FAIR Data Principles
  3. Cost of RDM
  4. File Formats
  5. Metadata
  6. Code as Data
  7. ELN – Electronic Lab Notebook
  8. Personal Data Management
  9. Data Masking
  10. Storage, Publication and Preservation
  11. DMP – Data Management Plan
  12. Data & Code Licensing



DMP checklist

Answer the guiding questions to find out how to improve your DMP, or to self-evaluate your Research Data Management (RDM) practices. Feel free to contact [email protected] if you spot anything for which you would like support.



Data publication decision tree

Unsure about how to license your data for publishing or sharing? Check out the simple data publication decision tree.



EPFL and Funders guidelines

The following resources will help you stay compliant with research funders, as well as with EPFL own policies and guidelines for data management.


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