A Data Management Plan helps organize your process and data before you begin, so you will be able to locate and share you data.
The FAIR principles help ensure research data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. Find out more at https://www.go-fair.org/fair-principles/
Data Management Plan
Funding agencies (NIH, NSF, etc.) are requiring Data Management Plans. Even if it is not required, having a data management plan helps you to organize your thoughts around the data storage and sharing needs.
Basic features of a Data Management Plan:
DMPTool - a free and open source site to create a data management plan. Choose from templates for NIH and NSF that guide you through the process. You can sign in as an individual for free.
Examples of Data Management Plans - from the DMPTool.
General Guidance for Data Management - a guide outlining all the areas to consider for managing your data.
Templates and examples from University of Michigan.