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 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.