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Data Management Plans

Data sharing plans and data management plans are required by some funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  University of Minnesota Libraries provide a compilation of data sharing and management guidelines from major funding agencies, including the the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation now requires a data management plan (DMP) to be submitted with each grant proposal.


Biological Sciences Directorate

The Biological Sciences Directorate has specialized DMP requirements.  Check out the NSF Biological Sciences DMP page for resources and templates from UIUC and other libraries.

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health expect a data sharing plan to be submitted with an application for $500,000 or more in direct costs in any single year.