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Purpose of this survey

The purpose of this survey is to understand the current state of discipline-specific DMPs and data (and code) management practices among the international research community. By research data, the RDA WG Discipline-Specific Guidance for DMPs means any information which supports research findings (for example,  laboratory observations and measurements, interviews, code, spreadsheets, videos, images, protocols and other types of data). 

Use of information you provide

To ensure transparency in our methodology and findings, and to maximise the re-use potential of any information acquired, anonymised data resulting from this survey will be shared publicly. To protect the anonymity of study participants, answers to the open question(s) will be only presented in aggregated analyses.

By filling in this survey you acknowledge that you have understood, and agreed to public sharing of anonymised data resulting from this survey.

At the end of the survey, you will be asked if you would like to provide further contact information to stay in touch and be invited for an interview or discussion group wherein we will gather more specific expertise and knowledge. If you agree to provide your contact information, this will be stored separately from your survey responses and the contact information will only be used for inviting you for an interview or discussion group. Providing your contact information is entirely optional. 

All of the answers you will provide will be stored securely on a server in Europe. It will not be possible beyond the RDA and RDA Discipline-Specific Guidance for DMPs (Data Management Plans) Working Group to identify you as an individual. For more information, please see the RDA general privacy policy.


1. Which position do you have?

2. In which discipline do you work?

You may work in or support more than one discipline; please choose the one where you spend the majority of your time.

Please select one of the options to see the sub-specialties, the classification is from the German Research Foundation (DFG).

3. Where are you from?

This questions is optional.