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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.
NSF-DMR: Materials Research (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-DMR Advice to PIs on DMPs
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Public Access
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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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NSF-EAR: Earth Sciences (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-EAR Division Data Sharing Policy and Appendix
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Public Access
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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-ENG: Engineering (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window National Science Foundation (nsf.gov) 10-25-2021 NSF PPAG 2020: PART I: PROPOSAL PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION GUIDELINES - Chapter I: Pre-Submission Information
NSF-ENG Data Management Guidance
Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), June 2020
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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-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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NSF-SBE: Social, Behavioral, Economic 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-SBE Data Management Guidance [PDF]
NSF 2020 PAPPG section on DMPs
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Tetiaroa Field Station (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window Tetiaroa Society 04-13-2022 Requires login
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) (new window) Opens in new window (new window) Opens in new window United States Geological Survey (usgs.gov) 05-16-2022 USGS Data Management Website
Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research at the USGS
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