Topics to cover in a written plan include:
For a more complete list of things that you want to consider in managing your data, see the data planning checklist from the MIT libraries.
Texas Tech also offers access to the DMP Tool resource.
The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) provides the following guidelines for data preparation and planning in the Social Sciences.
|US Federal Funding Agency
|Policy and Guideline Status
|Department of Energy (DOE)
|DOE's CIO has primary responsibility to ensure that Information Technology (IT) is acquired and information resources are managed in a manner consistent with statutory, regulatory, and Departmental requirements and priorities. With this responsibility, the CIO provides information resources management advice and assistance to the Secretary of Energy and to other senior managers.
|Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
|EPA does have an official data management and sharing policy.
|Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS)
|The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is committed to expanding public access to federally funded digital products (i.e., digital content, resources, assets, software, and datasets). The Digital Product Form may be required for certain grants.
|National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
|"NASA promotes the full and open sharing of all data with the research and applications communities, private industry, academia, and the general public."
NEH does not have an official data management and sharing policy.
|General Terms and Conditions for Awards to Organizations
NEH's Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) requires data management plans for their new grant program - Digital Humanities Implementation Grants (DHG)
|Data Management Plans for NEH Office of Digital Humanities Proposals and Awards (2018)
|National Institutes of Health (NIH)
|"The NIH expects and supports the timely release and sharing of final research data from NIH-supported studies for use by other researchers. Investigators submitting an NIH application seeking $500,000 or more in direct costs in any single year are expected to include a plan for data sharing or state why data sharing is not possible.
Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing (2020) (Effective on Jan. 24, 2023)
NIH Data Sharing Policy and Implementation Guidance (Effective until Jan. 24, 2023) (includes examples)
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
|"The Federal Ocean Data Policy requires that appropriate ocean data and related information collected under federal sponsorship be submitted to and archived by designated national data centers."
|Data Submission Policies and Guidelines
|National Science Foundation (NSF)
"Investigators are expected to share with other researchers, at no more than incremental cost and within a reasonable time, the primary data, samples, physical collections and other supporting materials created or gathered in the course of work under NSF grants. Grantees are expected to encourage and facilitate such sharing."
Specific program guidance:
|U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) / National Institute of Food and Agriculture
New extramural and intramural research programs require DMPs.
All USDA-funded researchers will be required to comply with USDA's policy for making the digital data underlying the conclusions of peer-reviewed scientific research publications freely available in public repositories in machine readable formats.
Abridged from Tufts University Data Management Research Guide - Data Management Plans & Requirements page.