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Research, Scholarship, and Funding Guide

This guide highlights grant, foundation and other related information for researchers.

What is a DMP (Data Management Plan)?

A Data Management Plan (DMP) is a "requirement of many grant rewarding agencies stipulating how, when, and in what format data collected from grant associated research is to be presented, made accessible, and stored. The details vary tremendously between individual agencies and sub-directories. For this reason there is no single master guide to writing a DMP - only guidelines on how to determine what agencies are asking for."

Finding DMP Requirements

Every individual agency and subdirectorate may have particular requirements for data sharing. Many agencies have online sample templates to help. SPARC is a good overview, but you should still look at the particular granting agency requirements.

Writing a DMP

Data Repositories