When you develop your data management plan, you should decide what budget is required. Many research funders will allow you to include data management costs within your grant application.
Your first step should be to break down all of the individual activities and then allocate costs on an activity-by-activity basis.
You should think about:
- all data management tasks and responsibilities by project team member and any external project advice and expertise required
- all hardware and software needs
- data deposit preparations, including any live and long-term storage requirements.
When you allocate costs for these activities you should include time costs as well as financial costs.
The Research Data Leeds team and your faculty’s research office can advise further on data management activities and archiving. Your faculty IT manager can advise on live storage costs.