The forum will cover best practices of data management planning for your project. Map out the processes and resources for the entire data life cycle. Start with the project goals (desired outputs, outcomes, and impacts) and work backwards to build a data management plan, supporting data policies, and sustainability plans. Data sharing will covered more fully in that forum.
Topics covered will include what is data, the data life cycle, data types, data file formats, data backup policy, data storage systems, data management responsibilities, defining the data model, data sensitivity levels (privacy/security), identify appropriate data repositories, the data management plan, multimedia management, budget management, and revisiting the data management plan throughout the project.