A Data Management Plan (DMP) is a formal document outlining how you will handle data during your research project and after the project is complete.
The National Science Foundation has a data management plan requirement in place. The NSF began the requirement in 2011 and has since made updates and clarifications to the requirements.
PAPPG 19 includes details under chapter IX.2.4
Highlights of NSF Requirement:
Other division, office, directorate specific guidance is linked from the Dissemination and Sharing of Research Results page.
New Requirements take effect on January 25, 2023.
This new requirement will mandate a Data Management & Sharing Plan (DMS Plan) for grants regardless of funding threshold.
Elements of the Data Management & Sharing Plan are:
Requirements in place until January 25, 2023.
NIH requires a plan outlining the parameters of research data sharing be included with application materials if that grant exceeds $500,000 in a year. NIH also encourages the broad sharing of data wherever possible.
Supplemental Information to the GDS Policy - including timetables for release of human and non-human data
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