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 an explanation of requirements please see the NSF Grant Proposal Guide.

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.


Data Management Plan Templates and Resources

Association of Reserach Libraries has put together a list of resources to help you develop a Data Management Plan for your research