Preventing sleepless nights: giving feedback as supervisor
A PhD trajectory is a phase of training in academic work and personal growth. While learning from experience can be invaluable, few supervisors would like doctoral candidates to learn the hard way, by losing all their data or documentation, for example. A data management plan (DMP) should help researchers to ensure that the datasets meet disciplinary standards and to reduce unnecessary risks in a project. It gives supervisors and other parties involved insights into the care for and organization and protection of the datasets. Now when new researchers draft such a plan they will ask their supervisors for advice. What to look for when giving feedback?