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Funder requirements


The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) require that you:

  • Write a data management and sharing plan of three A4 pages or fewer for all projects.
  • Submit your plan as part of the Je-S application process.
  • Use font Arial or Times New Roman, size 12.
  • Deposit data with the UK Data Service (in most cases, into the ReShare repository).
  • Email draft plans for comment to the Research Data team.

ESRC guidance and examples

You should refer to the following ESRC guidance:

It might also be useful to take a look at this ESRC sample plan (PDF), which looks at managing quantitative and qualitative data, including audio interviews. The plan discusses ethical issues around a very sensitive dataset, including using consent and anonymisation to generate data that can be shared and reused.