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Geo data – support for researchers

Research Scenarios

Why research scenarios?

To help you as a researcher to take your responsibility to manage your data compliant to Funder’s requirements, the GDPR and UU’s research data management policy.

By selecting the scenario that best compares to your research (or research proposal) you will get the advice and tips that are applicable.

Note that it is mandatory to write a Data Management Plan (DMP) for every research project. Guidelines for a Data Management Plan (and typical examples) are in every research scenario.

Steps to take in managing your Research Data


  1. Create a data management plan;
  2. Determine whether you should conduct a DPIA (Data Protection Impact Assessment);
  3. Determine whether you should submit your proposal to the Science-Geo Ethics Review Board.


  1. Select the research scenario that compares best to your proposal and find the steps and guidelines there. Select the scenario for your research in the “Research Scenarios” button in the menu bar.

If you need more information

Geo’s Research Support Office can support you. Find them on the 5th floor in Vening Meinesz A – building or at geo.rso@uu.nl

Also information on research data management can be found on the webpage of UU’s Research Data Management group.

Information on the Science-Geo Ethics Review Board can be found on the intranet.