This deliverable documents the BlueBRIDGE data management strategy. This strategy is going to be developed by producing three successive versions of this deliverable: a preliminary version at M6, an intermediate version at M18, a final version at M27. This intermediate version of the plan is completely diverse from the previous one since it follows the new guidelines for Data Management Plans published by the Commission on July 2016. It is organised around solutions and approaches aiming at making BlueBRIDGE data / datasets findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable (FAIR). In particular, this version of the deliverable provides an overview of the data managed by the project by describing the purpose of the data collection/generation and its relation to the objectives of the project, the types and formats, any re-use of existing data as well as giving hints on “data utility”, i.e. scenarios and stakeholders that might benefit from BlueBRIDGE data. Then the deliverable describes the specific solutions and approaches for making BlueBRIDGE data FAIR, namely (i) the provisioning of an array of catalogues including an “overall” one making it possible to associate suitable metadata to the data, (ii) the provisioning of several repositories for data thus to deal with the heterogeneity characterising the VREs, (iii) the support for standard and controlled vocabularies, and (iv) the promotion of practices favouring the re-use, e.g. licences making the data as open as possible. Finally, the deliverable concludes by discussing costs and resources underlying the data management just described and some preliminary thoughts on challenging issues like data security, legal and ethical issues.