The European Commission has made a 'datamanagementplan' mandatory and wants that research results are available for third parties as soon as possible. How can researchers meet these requirements? What do they need? A more recent survey at the Flemish Universities provide insight in the current state of affairs. Read more: Amez Lucy, De Voecht, Marianne, Elsen Hanne, Hanus Jord, Mertens Myriam, Vancauwenbergh Sadia, Vanhaverbeke Hannelore. Geen doel in zichzelf. TH&MA. 2017 (3), p. 47-51 (bron: www.