Ready For BioData Management? – Introduction to Data Management Plans is an introductory one-day course aiming at disseminating Data Management best practices and teaching the basics of making and using Data Management Plans (DMPs) in the context of research activities.

The course features two introductory lectures on Data Management and DMPs, followed by a hands-on DMP exercise where participants will form groups to fill in a DMP for a mock research project on our custom canvas. The produced DMPs will then be presented, discussed and evaluated.

This course is free of charge but requires previous registration

Target Audience: Researchers, Lab Managers, PhD and Master Students, other science professionals.
No previous experience with DMPs required.

Trainers: João Cardoso (, Daniel Faria (

9:30 Welcome address (Daniel Faria & João Cardoso)
9:40 Introduction to Data Management in Science (Daniel Faria)
10:30 Coffee Break *
10:45 Demystifying Data Management Plans (João Cardoso)
11:05 Introduction to the Hands-On DMP Exercise (João Cardoso & Daniel Faria)
11:20 Hands-On DMP Session (steps 1, 2 and 3)
12:20 Lunch break *
13:30 Hands-On DMP Session (steps 4 and 5)
14:30 Group  presentations and discussion
16:15 Coffee Break *
16:30 Group Evaluation
17:00 Farewell address

* Meals are not provided by the workshop. They have to be acquired at the IST cafeterias or bars.


Instituto Superior Técnico
Av. Rovisco Pais 1 - Room P3
1049-001 Lisboa

Event Type
Workshops and courses