Data Management Plans (DMPs) clarifies what a researcher is going to do with their data during and after the research is concluded. DMPs usually include a description of:
To aid researchers in creating effective data management plans (DMPs), a group of organizations collaborated on the development of the DMPTool, an online application that helps researchers create data management plans. The DMPTool provides detailed guidance and links to general and institutional resources and walks a researcher through the process of generating a comprehensive plan tailored to specific DMP requirements.
For further information see Ten Simple Rules for Creating a Good Data Management Plan
Publishing, sharing and disseminating your data requires careful consideration of issues around data sensitivity and privacy, copyright, and documentation. By depositing your data in a repository you are guaranteed a reliable place to archive the products of your research, making it easy to preserve and disseminate your scholarship for years to come.