Writing a Data Management and Sharing Plan

A data management plan is a written document which has the following components (from NISO):

  1. Description of types of data collected and/or generated
  2. Standards that will be used for data and their metadata
  3. Description of policies regarding all data
  4. Plans for archival and preservation
  5. Description of resources required for data management including software, hardware, budget considerations and personnel

Check with your Sponsored Projects Administration Project Officer to determine if your grant application requires a data management plan. In addition to the description of how data will be managed, your data management plan may require a data sharing plan. The Public Access Mandates website provides information and policies for data sharing. 

Data Management Plan Resources

 NIH has issued the Data Management and Sharing (DMS) policy (effective January 25, 2023) to promote the sharing of scientific data.