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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.
Institute of Education Sciences (U.S. Department of Education IES) (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window United States Department of Education (ed.gov) 10-25-2021 IES Public Access Plan
IES Implementation Guide for Public Access to Research Data
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NSF-DMS: Mathematical Sciences (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window National Science Foundation (nsf.gov) 10-25-2021 NSF Grant Proposal Guide (PAPPG)
NSF-DMS Advice to PIs on DMPs
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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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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
NSF-GEN: Generic (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window National Science Foundation (nsf.gov) 10-25-2021 NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)
NSF FAQs for Public Access
NSF Dissemination and Sharing of Research Results
NSF-19-069 Dear Colleague Letter: Effective Practices for Data
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NSF-EHR: Education and Human Resources (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window National Science Foundation (nsf.gov) 10-25-2021 Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)
NSF-EHR Data Management Guidance
NSF Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Public Access
NSF 2020 PAPPG section on DMPs
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NSF-PHY: Physics (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window National Science Foundation (nsf.gov) 10-25-2021 NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)
NSF-PHY Advice to PIs on DMPs
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Public Access
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National Institute of Justice (DOJ) (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window National Institute of Justice (DOJ) (nij.gov) 10-25-2021 NIJ Data Archiving Plans
NIJ Submitting Data Under the Data Resources Program
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Joint Fire Science Program (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) 10-25-2021 Firescience.gov Word template Requires login
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) (moore.org) 10-25-2021 Moore Data Sharing Philosophy Requires login Moore Sample Plan 1
Moore Sample Plan 2
Moore Sample Plan 3
RIO Journal Sample Plan (2016)