Data Management Plans
NIH applications of $500,000 or more in direct costs per year are expected to include a plan for sharing data or state why data sharing is not possible.
NSF requires an up to two-page, supplementary document labeled Data Management Plan, or DMP. This document should describe how the proposed research team will conform to NSF's dissemination and sharing of research results policy.
Increased access to scientific research results (e.g., scholarly publications, digital data sets) from NIFA-funded projects is critical to achieving NIFA’s vision to catalyze transformative discoveries, education, and engagement to address agricultural challenges. Therefore, an appropriate data management plan should be a core component of research planning for proposals submitted to NIFA.
A free resource is available with guidance for a wide variety of funding agencies as well as sample plans.