Skip to Main Content

Research Data > 1. ORCID iDs and data management plans

This guide presents best practices in research data management
1. ORCID iDs and data management plans

Obtain an ORCID iD

"ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized."

Best Practices for Research Data Management

Data Management Plans

​To ensure that other researchers will be able to understand and reuse your data, it is highly recommended that you create a data management plan.

The Portage Network, which is "dedicated to the shared stewardship of research data in Canada", has created the DMP Assistant, which helps researchers make decisions on:

  • Data collection: data types, file formats, names, and organisation, version control;
  • Documentation and metadata;
  • Storage and backup: storage space and period, collaboration between members of the research team;
  • Data preservation;
  • Sharing and reuse, licenses, DOI;
  • Responsibilities and managing data costs;
  • Ethics and legal compliance to reuse (sensitive) data.

This plan should be revised throughout the project.

  • IMPORTANT: Use the Portage template!

Data Management Costing Tool: Zingtree

DMP Resources and Examples