According to Science Europe, when developing a data management plan, the sixth topic researchers are required to address is "Data Management Responsibilities and Resources", which broadly encompasses two main questions:
Who (e.g. role, position, and institution) will be responsible for data management (i.e. the data steward)?
What resources (e.g. financial and time) will be dedicated to data management and ensuring that data will be FAIR?
As part of your Data Management Plan, you should clearly outline who is responsible for the various aspects of research data management throughout the life of the project and beyond. All members of the research team should be aware of who is responsible for data management, including:
Particular consideration should be given to who is responsible for the the long-term management of the research data, including:
Data Management costs which can be justified should be included in grant proposal budgets. These costs should be considered and anticipated at the beginning of a research project, as grant funds will not be available once the project ends. Therefore any costs associated with research data management must be incurred within the time of the grant and should be included at application stage. RCSI is not responsible for the long-term storage charges associated with data repositories. Typical costs associated with research data management include:
The UK Data Service has prepared this costing tool and checklist to help formulate research data management costs in advance of research starting, for example for inclusion in a data management plan or in preparation for a funding application.
A guide to help you estimate the costs associated with research data management, including an overview of possible costs per research phase and research activity.
Infographic providing information for researchers on the costs of research data management, how these can be addressed in advance, and the community resources available. [O'Connor, Ryan, Delipalta, Alexandra, & Jones, Sarah. (2020). What will it cost to manage and share my data?. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3837717]