The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) require that you:
- Write a technical summary paragraph in your case for support (all projects).
- Write a technical plan of 4 pages or fewer for any project with digital output beyond a basic project website.
- Include any data management costs in the bid.
- Deposit data in any suitable data repository (archaeology data to be deposited with the Archaeology Data Service).
- Email draft plans for comment to the Research Data team.
AHRC guidance and examples
The AHRC provides comprehensive guidance on:
You should also take a look at the following examples:
The Professional Career and Output of Trevor Jones (PDF): this Technical Plan was highly rated by peer reviewers. It is for a large project which involved digitising an archive of film music. The technical plan format in this document comes from an old template. The AHRC provides a list of mandatory headings for your technical plan.
Virtual Holocaust Memory (PDF): data outputs from the project include several videos and a project website. AHRC peer reviewers requested clarification about how the outputs would be looked after beyond the end of the project. The requirement was satisfied with a short letter from the Research Data Leeds team with additional information about the Research Data Leeds repository service. The AHRC response underlines the importance of considering how and where data can be shared during and after your project.