Most federal funding agencies and many private funders now require a data management plan as part of grant proposals. Each agency/foundation has different requirements. Search the list linked below or contact us for more information.
We’ve provided a list of the key elements of a data management plan below to give you an idea of what aspects a data management plan should cover. Often times a funder may provide a template which applicants must follow. Please check the funder’s directions. Contact us at email@example.com for assistance with writing your data management plan based on the funder’s requirements.
In response to federal funding agency requirements for data management plans, the University of California Curation Center at the California Digital Library and its partner institutions collaborated to develop DMPTool.
DMPTool, an online application led by the California Digital Library and its partner institutions, not only helps researchers create data management plans but also inform researchers of resources and local support services available to assist with their data management planning needs.
Sample NSF Data Management Plans from UC San Diego Libraries - Project-specific examples from successful proposals.