Data Management Plans Subgroup

Project Statement

This subgroup will work to compile existing documentation and develop additional materials for project-specific Data Management Plans (DMPs). It will create and publish resources for generating DMPs that support data management throughout the data lifecycle. The subgroup will look for collaborative opportunities with other groups to better understand the needs of biomedical researcher and labs. 

2019 Goals

  1. Create a general DMP workflow and identify resources for each step of the process
  2. Create a Data Storage Plan template to provide to researchers when they request additional storage space through HMS IT
  3. Investigate other tools and DMP resources offered by external institutions
  4. Explore the DMPTool, including metrics
  5. Recruit additional members to the subgroup, including researcher perspective
  6. Identify groups for possible outreach based on requirements to produce a Data Management Plan


Kris Bolt  Research Data Management Consultant

Research Computing, Boston Children's Hospital

Julie Goldman Research Data Services Librarian 

Countway Library of Medicine

Sarah Hauserman

Research Data Management Analyst, Research IT Solutions

IT-Research Computing

Radhika Khetani Training Director, Research Scientist

Harvard School of Public Health, Biostats

Melissa Korf

Associate Director,
Grants and Contract

Office of Research Administration
Catherine Luria

Research Associate in Therapeutic Science

Harvard Program in Therapeutic Science

Jessica Pierce

Research Data Manager, Research IT Solutions

IT-Research Computing
Caroline Shamu

Scientific Director for Research Cores & Technology and Assistant Professor

BCMP Department and the HMS Office of Basic Sciences
Alex Truong Research Computing Consultant

IT-Research Computing

Contact person: Jessica Pierce (

Last Updated: 2019-07-19