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What prevents a project to provide a DMP and not strictly follow with it until the end?

Question details: 
Usually a DMP is scheduled for M6, under H2020 projects. Most of the times, M6 is the initial phase of any project, where there's no concrete notion about the data that will be generated during the project and in what format. As far as I know, updates to the DMP are not mandatory. What prevents a project to provide a DMP and not strictly follow with it until the end?
Answer: 

Please see Guidelines on FAIR Data Management in Horizon 2020 (http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/grants_manual/h...), section 4. ‘Research Data Management plans during the project life cycle’:
A funded project must submit a first version of its DMP (as a deliverable) within the first 6 months of the project. The DMP needs to be updated over the course of the project whenever significant changes arise, such as (but not limited to):
- new data
- changes in consortium policies (e.g. new innovation potential, decisions to file for a patent)
- changes in consortium composition and external factors (e.g. new consortium members joining or old members leaving)

As a minimum the DMP should be updated and detailed with each periodic report. Furthermore, the consortium can define a timetable for review in the DMP itself.
The DMP is intended to be a living document in which information can be made available in more detail through updates as the implementation of the project progresses and when significant changes occur.