Funding Agency Guidelines: Data Management Guide


Updated list of funding agencies requiring data management plans.

Create ready-to-use data management plans for specific funding agencies: DMPTool.

The following list of funding agencies includes some of the main US federal agencies and their requirements for data management and sharing.

Department of Energy (DOE)

"To integrate data management planning into the overall research plan, the following requirements will apply to all Office of Science research solicitations and invitations for new, renewal, and some supplemental funding issued on or after October 1, 2014."


National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Data Management Plans (DMPs) will be required along with expectations for providing public access to publications and data resulting from sponsored research.


National Endowment for the Arts (NEH) Office of Digital Humanities

The NEH requires applicants for grants administered by its Office of Digital Humanities to submit data management plans (no more than 2 pages) with their proposals.


National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Investigators submitting an NIH application seeking $500,000 or more in direct costs in any single year are expected to include a plan for data sharing or state why data sharing is not possible.

NIH Public Access Mandate (for publications): NCSU subject librarians and the CDSC are here to help you achieve compliance with the mandate to make research publications related to your NIH funding available through PubMed Central.


National Science Foundation (NSF)

As of January 18, 2011, all researchers submitting proposals for National Science Foundation grants are required to submit data management plans (no more than 2 pages) with their proposals.


US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Effective January 1, 2016, USDA grantees will be required to deposit final, peer-reviewed manuscripts in the USDA public access archive system, PubAg.


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