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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.
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)
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) 2018 (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GBMF) (gulfresearchinitiative.org) 10-25-2021 Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative
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IMLS Digital Product Form (Data Management Plan) (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window Institute of Museum and Library Services (imls.gov) 10-25-2021 Digital Product Form - DOCX File
Digital Product Form - PDF File
Funding Opportunities through IMLS
Requires login NLG-L - National Digital Infrastructures and Initiatives Sample Grant
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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Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window Iowa Department of Transportation 04-14-2022 Iowa Department of Transportation Office of Research & Analytics Guidance on Data Management Plan (DMP) Requirements for Federally Funded Research Projects Requires login
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
NASA Heliophysics Science Division - Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES) (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window National Aeronautics and Space Administration (nasa.gov) 10-25-2021 NASA Plan for Increasing Access to the Results of Scientific Research
NASA FAQ Publications and DMPs
Requires login NASA DMP FAQ Roses and Example DMPs
NASA Planetary Science Division ROSES Data Management Plan (DMP) Template (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window National Aeronautics and Space Administration (nasa.gov) 10-25-2021 For Researchers Requires login
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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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (noaa.gov) 10-25-2021 NOAA Data Sharing Policy
FAQ for Data Sharing for NOAA Grants
Requires login Marine Debris Program Sample