Who Requires Data Management Plans?-Data Management Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Who Requires Data Management Plans?

Currently, only a handful of granting agencies and organizations require data management plans. The expectation, though, is that other granting agencies will begin to require DMPs or data sharing in the future. In March 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issued a Policy Memorandum [pdf] that effectively expanded the requirements for data management planning and data sharing to most research agencies in the Federal Government and the recipients of grants from said agencies. 

Below is a list of a number of major granting agencies that require funded projects to provide some form of data management planning. Not all agencies the require DMPs are listed here - be sure to contact the CMU Office of Sponsored Programs if you have questions about whether our grant proposal requires a DMP.  If you notice that something is missing from this list, please let us know and we'll make corrections.

See also UK Funder Policies for a list of funding agencies in the United Kingdom that require data sharing.

Department of Energy

National Science Foundation

National Institutes of Health

National Endowment for the Humanities

Institute of Museum and Library Services