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Research Data Management: Funding Agency Guidelines

Resources for writing data management plans, preserving and sharing research data

Funding Agency Policies and Guidelines

Numerous funding agencies have developed policies regarding data management; some of them have begun to require the submission of a data management plan with funding proposals. Requirements, guidelines, and data policies vary from agency to agency.

The below list, compiled by Andrew Johnson at the University of Colorado, Boulder, gives an overview of some of these policies. (The original list can be viewed on CU Boulder's Research Data Services webpage).

Funding Department or Agency Link to Data Management Policy or Plan

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Releasing and Sharing Data

Office of the Associate Director for Science (OADS)

Department of Agriculture Public Access Implementation Plan (pdf)

Department of Defense

 

 

Department of Defense Instruction 3200.14, Principles and Operational Parameters of the DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program (pdf)

Department of Defense Directive 3200.12, Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program (STIP) (pdf)

Draft Plan to Establish Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research

Department of Energy

 

 

Statement on Digital Data Management

Public Access Plan (pdf)

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility Data Sharing and Distribution Policy

Department of Energy Standard Research Terms and Conditions (pdf)

Department of Health and Human Services 

Office of Research Integrity

Guidelines for Responsible Data Management in Scientific Research (pdf)

ASPR Public Access to Federally Funded Research: Publications and Data (pdf)

AHRQ Public Access to Federally Funded Research

Department of the Interior

 

Data Resource Management, Departmental Manual, Series 17, Part 378

DOI Data Management

DOI Open Data FY14 Plan (pdf)

Department of Transportation Increasing Access to Federally Funded Research Results (pdf)

Environmental Protection Agency

Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated by the Environmental Protection Agency

Survey of EPA and Other Federal Agency Scientific Data Management Policies and Guidance 2010 (pdf)

Food and Drug Administration
(Department of Health and Human Services)
Public Access to Results of FDA-Funded Scientific Research

Institute of Education Sciences
(Department of Education)

Policy Statement on Data Sharing in IES Research Centers

Institute of Museum and Library Services

 

Specifications for Projects that Develop Digital Products

Standards and Guidelines for Requirements for Federally Sponsored Research

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

National Endowment for the Humanities

Data Management Plans for NEH Office of Digital Humanities Proposals and Awards (pdf)

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (Department of Agriculture)

 

National Institute of Food and Agriculture Award Terms and Conditions 

Data Management Plan for NIFA-Funded Research Projects (pdf)

National Institutes of Health

 

NIH Sharing Policies and Related Guidance on NIH-Funded Research Resources

NIH Data Sharing Policy and Implementation Guidance

Data Sharing Regulations/Policy/Guidance Chart for NIH Awards (doc)

Frequently Asked Questions on Data Sharing

National Institute of Justice

Data Archiving Plans for NIJ Funding Applicants

National Institute of Standards and Technology
(Department of Commerce)

National Institute of Standards and Technology Guidelines, Information Quality Standards, and Administration Mechanism

Plan for Providing Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research (pdf)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(Department of Commerce)

NOAA Data Documentation Procedural Directive

NOAA Data Management Planning Procedural Directive

NOAA Data Sharing Procedural Directive

NOAA Plan for Increasing Public Access to Research Results

National Science Foundation

NSF's Public Access Plan (pdf)

Dissemination and Sharing of Research Results

Award & Administration Guide (AAG) Chapter VI.D.4

Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) Chapter II.C.2.j

Data Management & Sharing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Biological Sciences Directorate (BIO) Directorate-wide Guidance (pdf)

Computer & Information Sciences & Engineering (CISE)

Education & Human Resources Directorate (EHR) (pdf)

Engineering Directorate (ENG) Directorate-wide Guidance (pdf)

Geosciences Directorate (GEO) Directorate-wide Guidance

Geological Sciences Directorate (GEO) Division of Earth Sciences (pdf)

Geological Sciences Directorate (GEO) Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (pdf)

Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate (MPS) Division of Asdivonomical Sciences (AST) Advice to PIs on Data Management Plans (pdf)

Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate (MPS) Division of Chemisdivy (CHE) Advice to PIs on Data Management Plans (pdf)

Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate (MPS) Division of Materials Research (DMR) Advice to PIs on Data Management Plans (pdf)

Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate (MPS) Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) Advice to PIs on Data Management Plans (pdf)

Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate (MPS) Division of Physics (PHY) Advice to PIs on Data Management Plans (pdf)

Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate (SBE) Directorate-wide Guidance (pdf)

Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate (SBE) Data Archiving Policy for the Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES)

Smithsonian Institution

 

Smithsonian Institution Plan for Increased Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research (pdf)

Sharing Smithsonian Digital Scientific Research Data from Biology (pdf)

U.S. Geological Survey
(Department of the Interior)
USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center Data Policies and Guidance
Veterans Affairs Policy and Implementation Plan for Public Access (pdf)

DMP Guidelines and Templates

The DMP Tool lists data management requirements from specific funding agencies in addition to providing templates for your data management plan. It includes templates designed to meet the requirements of various funding agencies, and provides step-by-step guidance throughout the creation process