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Funder Requirements

Templates for data management plans are based on the specific requirements listed in funder policy documents. The DMPTool maintains these templates, however, researchers should always consult the program officers and policy documents directly for authoritative guidance. Sample plans are provided by a funder or another trusted party.

Template Name  Download Organization name  Last Updated  Funder Links Create a new plan Sample Plans
(if available) Sample plans are provided by a funder, an organization or a trusted party.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (sloan.org) 10-25-2021 Sloan Grant Proposal Guidelines Requires login
Arctic Data Center: NSF Polar Programs (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window National Science Foundation (nsf.gov) 10-25-2021 NSF Arctic Data Center DMP Resources
NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)
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BCO-DMO NSF OCE: Biological and Chemical Oceanography (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window National Science Foundation (nsf.gov) 10-25-2021 NSF OCE Sample and Data Policy
NSF GEO DIrectorate Guidance
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DataWorks! Data Management and Sharing Plan Challenge (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (faseb.org) 12-09-2021 Call for Submissions to the DataWorks! Data Management and Sharing Plan Challenge
Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing
Elements of an NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan
Selecting a Repository for Data Resulting from NIH-Supported Research
Allowable Costs for Data Management and Sharing
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Department of Defense (DOD) (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window United States Department of Defense (DOD) (defense.gov) 10-25-2021 DOD Public Access Plan
Data Archiving Plans for NIJ Funding Applicants
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Department of Energy (DOE): Generic (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window United States Department of Energy (DOE) (energy.gov) 10-25-2021 DOE Policy for Digital Research Data Management
DOE Suggested Elements for a Data Management Plan
DOE Office of Science Statement on Digital Management
DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Policy on Digital Data Management
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Department of Energy (DOE): Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window United States Department of Energy (DOE) (energy.gov) 10-25-2021 EERE Digital Data Management
Suggested Elements for an EERE Data Management Plan
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Department of Energy (DOE): Office of Science (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window United States Department of Energy (DOE) (energy.gov) 01-31-2022 DOE Office of Science Statement on Digital Data Management
DOE Suggested Elements for a Data Management Plan
Additional Requirements and Guidance from Office of Science Program Offices
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Digital Curation Centre (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window Digital Curation Centre (dcc.ac.uk) 10-25-2021 Requires login
Digital Curation Centre (português) (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window São Paulo Research Foundation (fapesp.br) 10-25-2021 Requires login