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.
National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation started requiring DMPs for grant proposals in January, 2011. Basic guidelines for NSF proposals can be found in the NSF Grant Proposal Guide Chapter II, Section C.2.j Special Information and Supplementary Documentation.
In addition, individual NSF Directorates offer more specific guidance for proposals for those areas of interest:
- Biological Sciences Directorate [pdf]
- Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering Directorate
- Education and Human Resources Directorate [pdf]
- Engineering Directorate [pdf]
- Geosciences Directorate
- Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate - Division of Astronomical Sciences [pdf]
- Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate - Division of Chemistry [pdf]
- Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate - Division of Materials Research [pdf]
- Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate - Division of Mathematical Sciences [pdf]
- Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate - Division of Physics [pdf]
- Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate [pdf]