Data Management Plans

National Science Foundation

As of January 18, 2011, the National Science Foundation requires that every proposal submitted includes a Data Management Plan. For a full explanation of this requirement please see the Grants Proposal Guide, Chapter II.C.2.j.

The Data Management Plans should not be more than two pages in length and must be a separate document.

National Institutes of Health

In accordance with NIH requirements, investigators submitting a proposal requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs in any single year are required to include a Data Sharing Plan.  Please read guidelines carefully as a Data Sharing Plan may also be required by specific RFAs or PAs for proposals of any dollar amount. For a full explanation of this requirement please see the NIH Data Sharing and Implementation Guide.

National Endowment for the Humanities - Digital Humanities

Beginning January 24, 2012, DHIG (Digital Humanities Implementation Grants) will require every applicant to include both a sustainability plan and a data management plan (DMP). For a full explanation of this requirement please see the Digital Humanities Grant guidelines.

DMP should be a supplementary document of no more than two pages and aligned with those required by NSF. The DMP must describe how the project team will manage and disseminate data generated or collected by the project.

Data Management Plan Templates and Resources