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
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The following is a list of data management plan templates gathered from a variety of sources:
Here is a list of data management plan examples for grants covering biological/medical and social sciences: