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Data Management Planning

This guide is intended to assist researchers with data management and provide access to data management tools and services.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Science Foundation (NSF) Data Management Plan Requirements

There are different data management requirements and plans relevant to specific Directorates, Offices, Divisions, Programs, or other NSF units.

NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide

As an extension of the NSF Data Sharing Policy, grant proposals must include a data management plan of no more than 2 pages describing how all data resulting from the research will be managed and deposited in a repository.

Data underlying research papers must also comply with publisher data sharing policies. Requirements may evolve in line with new public access planning and NSF open data initiatives.