Data Management Plans
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I&M Network data management plans, which accompany network monitoring plans, provide specific guidance on how data resulting from inventory and monitoring efforts will be acquired, processed, checked, analyzed, distributed, and archived.
Plans are the result of ongoing collaboration among data managers in all 32 networks, and they reflect the contributions and expertise of many.
In 2008, a national-level data management plan was completed for Inventory & Monitoring networks. This document provides overarching objectives, guidance and recommendations that are applicable to all networks.
The Executive Summary and Table of Contents links, below, provide plan overviews. Links are also provided to the complete plans.