Before project start
What research data are you going to create or collect in your new research project? How are you going to store and secure these data? Will you make the data accessible to others? What are others allowed to do with your data?
By thinking out the management of your data before the start of your research project, you reduce the possibility of unpleasant surprises during your research. This will save you time, work and money. Moreover, an increasing number of research sponsors require a data management plan as part of the funding application.