A data management plan (DMP), or data sharing plan, is a written statement provided to an agency during the application process for research funding. Data management plans change as you progress through your research, and you should update them as needed.
Exact elements you will need to include in your data management or sharing plan will depend on the funder requirements specified in the funder's policy or application. These are a few topics you can consider for inclusion in your DMP.
If you would like a librarian to review your data management plan, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Funding Agency||Policy||Applicability||Content Requirement||Length Requirement||Examples||FAQs|
|National Institutes of Health (NIH)||NIH Data Sharing Policy||Investigators seeking more than $500K in direct support in any given year to starting in October 1, 2003.||
PIs must submit a Data-Sharing Plan with their application or indicate why data sharing is not possible.
See: What to include in an NIH Application for details.
|Not specified, but submitted plans are typically a couple paragraphs.||Examples of NIH Data-Sharing Plans||NIH Data Sharing FAQs|
|National Science Foundation||NSF Data Sharing Policy||All NSF proposals submitted or due on or after January 18, 2011.||NSF provides specific topics to include in your DMP. These can be found under section J of NSF 15-1 Proposal Preparation Instructions.||Maximum length: 2 pages||NSF Public Access FAQs|