USDA Data Management Plans
USDA limits its Data Management Plans, or DMPs, to two pages and requires the following components:
- Expected data type
- Data format
- Storage and preservation
- Data Sharing, protection and public access
- Roles and responsibilities
The Data Management Plan for NIFA Funded Research, Education and Extension Projects website provides detailed guidance on putting this plan together. Examples of a USDA DMP can be found via the DMPTool under the “Public DMPs” tab. To access the DMPTool, type in your @k-state.edu email address and log in using your EID and password. Note: Kansas State University is not one of the listed entities, but we are a DMPTool partner. Just indicate that we are not listed and type “Kansas State University” in the institution box and you should be able to set up an account.