Data generated in ongoing projects or is is resulting in a scientific article, must be stored in archives. The archive may be centrally at ones own institution, in national archives or in international archives. The archives may be open for all disciplines or be domain specific.
A Data Management Plan (DMT) is a document describing how research data will be secured (storage and sharing) both during the lifetime of a project and and how it will be shared and preserved after the project has ended. Read more about data management plans and how to attain basic data management skills through Software carpentry.