Did you recently prepare a DMP for your grant application? If so, you may already know that since 2017, public funding agencies such as the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), now require detailed information on the life cycle of data when grant applications are submitted. As a result, at the stage of completing a grant application on mySNF, researchers must provide information regarding their Data Management Plan (DMP) to be eligible to receive funding. This DMP form comprises four sections: (1) data collection and documentation, (2) ethics, legal and security issues, (3) data storage and preservation, and (4) data sharing and reuse. Essentially, research data management is today a must-have skill rather than a nice-to-have option. However, what are the best practices, concrete guidelines and resources useful for all researchers and grant applicants? Once your DMP has been prepared and your research project selected by funding agencies, how can you best translate into reality what has been written in your DMP? In a complex environment like today's research landscape, the management of research data is far from a straightforward issue. As a consequence, collaborative and proactive strategies along with tailored approaches and tools are essential to ensure that data remain accessible, understandable and reproducible over time. During this workshop, concrete resources and tools will be presented in order to offer practical solutions to get started with the creation of a DMP and the lessons learned for ensuring there is no discrepancy between theory and practice.