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Data Management Plans

Most federal agency grant proposals must include data management plans. Each scientist is responsible for her/his own data plan.

Use the Cary Institute Data Management Plan template attached at the bottom of this page and modify as needed. A few example data plans are also attached.

Funding Agency Information:

National Science Foundation Data Sharing Policy
All NSF proposals must include a supplementary data management plan (DMP) of no more than 2 pages. The DMP should address how the proposal will follow NSF policy on management and sharing of research data. Also see relevant directorate level guidance, such as Biological Sciences Directorate (BIO) and Geological Sciences Directorate (GEO), Division of Earth Sciences

National Institutes of Health Data Sharing Policy
The NIH published a final statement on sharing research data in the NIH Guide on February 26, 2003. For applications with costs exceeding $500,000, a data sharing plan must be included.

USGS Data Management, December 13, 2016.

NASA Data Management Plans, April 13, 2017.

NOAA Data Management guidance, February 11, 2015.

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