Most government agencies that fund research require those who receive grants to create a data management plan as part of the grant request process.
A complete data management plan addresses the following:
Adapted from: Office of Research Integrity. Guidelines for Responsible Data Management in Scientific Research. Retrieved from http://ori.hhs.gov/images/ddblock/data.pdf
An increasing number of grant funding agencies are requiring the creation of data management plans as a condition for receiving funds. Here is a summary of the data management plan requirements from some of the most prominent funding agencies:
"the types of data, samples, physical collections, software, curriculum materials, and other materials to be produced in the course of the project;"
"the standards to be used for data and metadata format and content (where existing standards are absent or deemed inadequate, this should be documented along with any proposed solutions or remedies);"
"policies for access and sharing including provisions for appropriate protection of privacy, confidentiality, security, intellectual property, or other rights or requirements;"
"policies and provisions for re-use, re-distribution, and the production of derivatives; and"
"plans for archiving data, samples, and other research products, and for preservation of access to them."
Data management plan guidelines from other common funders:
University of Arizona (2020) Data Management Plans: Funding Agency Requirements. https://data.library.arizona.edu/data-management-plans/funding-agencies-requirements
University of California Curation Center (2020) About: What is the DMPTool. https://dmptool.org/about_us
For more information and guidance to help you in crafting a data management plan, consult the following web resources:
The following is a list of data management plan examples & templates: