Per the NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy published in 2014, researchers submitting proposals for projects that will generate large-scale human or non-human genomic data must include a genomic data sharing plan. Regarding which of the sections below are recommended or mandatory, the following guidance is provided by the NIH:
[A]ll applicants proposing to generate human or non-human data, elements 1 and 2, a description of the data type and the data repository, should be provided at the time of the application. Applicants proposing to generate human data should also provide information addressing elements 3-5 (data submission and release timeline, IRB assurance of the genomic data sharing plan, and appropriate use of the data, respectively) and, if applicable, element 6 (request for an exemption to the submission) prior to award. Applicants proposing to generate non-human data need also to address element 3 (data submission and release timeline) prior to award.
Per the DoD Public Access Plan released in February, 2015, supplementary data management plans are integral to all contract or grant proposal packages. The supplement will describe how data management will adhere to DoD policy on the dissemination and sharing of research products. Note that the DoD's Public Access plan specifically references a Department implemented data management and discovery network, which utilizes a common core metadata schema. Links are provided below.
In broad terms, the DMP will describe:
From the DoD Public Access Plan: http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/pdf/dod_public_access_plan_feb2015.pdf
From the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Policy Statement on Data Sharing in IES Research Centers:
Data sharing provides opportunities for other researchers to review, confirm or challenge study findings, which is an important aspect of the scientific process. In addition, data sharing can enhance scientific inquiry through a variety of other analytic activities, including the use of shared data to: test alternative theories or hypotheses; explore different sets of research questions than those targeted by the original researchers; combine data from multiple sources to provide potential new insights and areas of inquiry; and/or conduct methodological studies to advance education research methods and statistical analyses.
Per the Department of Energy's Statment on Digital Data Management, proposals submitted after October 1, 2014 will be required to include a Data Management Plan. The DOE's suggested elements of a data management plan with links to resources are provided below.
NOTE: At the request of DOT lawyers, the DMP template provided by the online DMPTool is accompanied by the following disclaimer:
“This tool serves to provide guidance for how to prepare a Data Management Plan (DMP). The output of this tool does not constitute an approved government form. Those preparing DMPs for submission to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) should use their best judgment in determining what information to include. USDOT has identified five (5) broad areas that should be addressed in a DMP, but is not requiring any specific information to be included in any submitted DMP. USDOT may, at its discretion, establish an Office of Management and Budget-approved information collection. Once approved, the information collection will become a form with a control number, and certain DMP elements may become mandatory.”
With those caveats in mind, researchers are encouraged to refer to the detailed template provided by the online DMPTool.
The recommended sections and guiding questions provided in the linked template below are taken from the foundation website's DMP guide. Each question may not apply to a given project, but researchers should answer as completely as possible those which are relevant.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) requires a DMP for projects that develop digital content. The requirement includes specific recommendations and questions depending on whether a project involves the creation of digital datasets, software tools or electronic systems, and/or collections or databases of new content or metadata. All researchers are required to complete the section covering Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights, along with whichever other additional sections apply.
The Digital Stewardship Supplementary Information and the Digital Product forms below include more information. Please contact Research Data Services with any questions about addressing the requirements.
The Joint Fire Science Program requires submission of a maximum two page DMP with all proposals. From the JFSP application requirements:
It is the intent of the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) that all data collected or generated through JFSP funds be of high quality and be made freely available to others within a reasonable time period.
NASA's Data Management Plan requirements are described in the administration's 2014 Public Access Plan. With limited exceptions including human subjects research, proprietary data, and sensitive or export controlled data, the requirements apply to all NASA employees and recipients of NASA research funds. Requirements as broadly described on the NASA-Funded Research Results webpage include:
The online DMPTool provides a template with additional guidance.
Similar to the NSF, the NEH Office of Digital Humanities requires a short DMP, not to exceed two pages, to be submitted as a supplementary document. Current documentation, accessible from the links provided below, notes that DMPs are considered during the peer review of proposals, and that post award reports are expected to include discussion of compliance with the plan.
Since 2014, the NIJ has required funding applicants to submit a 1-2 page Data Archiving Plan with all proposals. In the plan, researchers are asked to demonstrate their recognition that data sets resulting from NIJ funded research must be submitted for archiving (typically to the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data) and to describe how the data will be curated or managed to facilitate replication of results. Per the NIJ's Data Archiving Plans for NIJ Funding Applicant website, the plan must briefly describe:
More information is available on the website. A Data Archiving Plan template is also available from the online DMP Tool.
From NOAA's Data Management Procedural Directive:
NOAA Administrative Order (NAO) 212‐15, Management of Environmental Data and Information, states that environmental data is to be managed based upon a lifecycle that includes developing and following a data management plan...The goal of the Data Management plan is to ensure that data are properly collected, documented, made accessible, and preserved for future use in a NOAA Data Center or other longterm archive facility.
Key concepts as defined in the Data Management Plan for NIFA-Funded Research Projects documentation released April, 2015:
Essentail elements of a USDA NIFA Data Management Plan are described in the sections below.
The United States Geological Survey provides comprehensive data management planning guidance covering the full spectrum of the research data lifecycle. Accordingly, data management plans which fully address the concepts and issues defined by the USGS will be more comprehensive than the two-page, high level overviews requested by other agencies and sponsors. More detailed information and sample plans are available from USGS Data Management.
A good resource for developing any data management plan is the DMP Tool Online.
By selecting University of New Mexico from the drop down list on the sign in page, you will be able to access templates created by our Data Librarians, as well links to UNM specific recommendations and resources.