Proper data management is part of good research practice. Funding agencies more and more expect you to integrate general information about data management in your research proposal. It is recommended to make a plan about the following aspects, prior to the start of the research process:
By elaborating the management of research data at an early stage, you reduce the chances of having to face unpleasant suprises later in your research. Not only you will meet grant requirements, it will make your data understandable and reusable by others, but it will also allow transparancy and verification of your research. In the end, it will save you time, effort and money.