Costs of data management

To help you estimate the costs of data management an overview of possible costs per research phase and research activity is presented. 


1. Estimate the costs of data management 

To help you estimate the costs which are involved in making your research data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR), have a look at the overview of possible costs per research phase and research activity below.

The content is based on the guide Research data management and costs which in itself is based on the Data Management Costing Tool, developed by the UK Data Service.

Writing a data management plan in itself will cost you about two hours to two days, depending on the complexity of your project. It is time well-spent because early planning of data management (especially when preparing for a funding application) can significantly reduce the costs.

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    2. Costs eligible for funding

    Most funders consider the costs for data management eligible for funding. Already in the proposal phase most research funders ask you to explicitly think about the (costs for) management and publication of your research data, both during and after your research project. Your Research Support Office offers a Research Funding Toolkit with an overview of the specifics per funder (login with your SolisID).  

    If you have questions about funder requirements, have a look at the contact details of the Research Support Offices on the UU intranet.
    If you have questions about the content of your Data Management Plan, have a look at the 'Guide: Data management planning' or contact us right away.