Research data management and research data management plans are an important facet of any scientific research project. Many journals and funding agencies require a research data management plan in some form or another. Whether it's about making your research as open as possible, being a model scholar for reproducibility or internally structuring your data in a way that will be comprehensible to your colleagues, research data management is a growing need. Librarians are here to help you ensure that you are optimizing your research data management!
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.
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.
NIH Sharing Policies and related guidance on NIH-Funded Research Resources
NIH Data Sharing Policies - Data sharing policies by NIH institute or center along with potential repositories
Supplemental Information to the GDS Policy - including timetables for release of human and non-human data
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