This report is an initial Data Management Plan (DMP). The Data Management Plan (DMP) is the key document presenting the data management processes being carried out in the WP2. This deliverable, the FARCROSS Data Management Plan, outlines how the research data collected or generated will be handled during and after the FARCROSS project, describes which standards and methodology for data collection and generation is followed, and whether and how data are shared. This deliverable follows the guidelines for F.A.I.R (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable) Data Management, set by the EC H2020, to submit a first version of our DMP (Data Management Plan as a deliverable) within the first 6 months of the project. It has also used the European Commission’s DMP template as a guideline. The DMP is being updated over the course of the project, whenever significant changes arise, such as (but not limited to) new data and changes in consortium policies (e.g. new innovation potential). The Data are being generated through the accessible information, project partners and external evaluators’ activities, third-party beneficiaries and use cases. The Plan presents an overall strategy for creation and management of all data and project related package documents. Datasets are being anonymized for impact assessment and research purposes. All the personal data are treated in line with the REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 April 2016 and are accessible for authorized users only (validated via authentication processes). Overall, this report represents the framework description of data handling within the FARCROSS project.