Introduction to Data Management Plans @ BOD 2020

Ready For BioData Management?Introduction to Data Management Plans is an introductory one-day workshop 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 workshop 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.

The workshop will be hosted by the Bioinformatics Open Days 2020 at the University of Minho, Braga, on February 19th.
You need to register through the Bioinformatics Open Days website. An entry fee for either the main conference or just the workshop is required.


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 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 Break
16:30 Group Evaluation
17:00 Farewell address

* Lunch is not provided included by the workshop.

Start date: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
End date: 
Universidade do Minho, Campus de Gualtar
R. da Universidade
4710-057 Braga
Host organization: 
Event type: 
Workshops and courses