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Funder Requirements

Templates for data management plans are based on the specific requirements listed in funder policy documents. The DMP Tool 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.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (ARHQ) (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a new window) Opens in new window Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (ahrq.gov) 08-02-2023 ARHQ DMP Notice Number: NOT-HS-20-011 Requires login
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a new window) Opens in new window Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (sloan.org) 10-25-2021 Sloan Grant Proposal Guidelines Requires login
Digital Curation Centre (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a new window) Opens in new window Digital Curation Centre (dcc.ac.uk) 10-25-2021 Requires login
DataWorks! Data Management and Sharing Plan Challenge (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a 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
Requires login
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a 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 (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a 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
Requires login
IMLS Digital Product Form (Data Management Plan) (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a 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
Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a 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 (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a 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) (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a 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 (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a new window) Opens in new window National Aeronautics and Space Administration (nasa.gov) 10-25-2021 For Researchers Requires login
NEH-ODH: Office of Digital Humanities (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a new window) Opens in new window National Endowment for the Humanities (neh.gov) 10-25-2021 NEH ODH DMP Guidelines Requires login
National Institute of Justice (DOJ) (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a 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
Requires login
NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology Data Management Plan (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a new window) Opens in new window National Institute of Standards and Technology (nist.gov) 10-25-2021 Managing Public Access to Results Funded by NIST
NIST Plan for Providing Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research
Requires login
NIH-FDP Pilot Template Bravo (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a new window) Opens in new window National Institutes of Health (nih.gov) 11-03-2023 Requires login
NIH-FDP Pilot Template Alpha (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a new window) Opens in new window National Institutes of Health (nih.gov) 06-02-2023 Requires login
NIH-Default DMSP (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a new window) Opens in new window National Institutes of Health (nih.gov) 07-06-2023 Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing
Research Covered Under the Data Management & Sharing Policy
Requires login 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
Sample plans from NIH
NIH-NIMH: The National Institute of Mental Health (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a new window) Opens in new window National Institutes of Health (nih.gov) 09-11-2023 Requires login
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a 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
NSF-BIO: Biological Sciences (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a new window) Opens in new window National Science Foundation (nsf.gov) 03-24-2022 NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)
NSF-BIO Guidance on DMPs
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Public Access
Requires login
BCO-DMO NSF OCE: Biological and Chemical Oceanography (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a new window) Opens in new window National Science Foundation (nsf.gov) 08-01-2023 NSF OCE Sample and Data Policy
NSF GEO DIrectorate Guidance
Requires login
NSF-EAR: Earth Sciences (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a new window) Opens in new window National Science Foundation (nsf.gov) 08-30-2023 EAR Data and Sample Policy Requires login Resources for EAR Data and Sample Policy
NSF-DMR: Materials Research (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a 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
Requires login
NSF-AGS: Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a new window) Opens in new window National Science Foundation (nsf.gov) 10-25-2021 NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)
NSF-AGS Advice to PIs on DMPs
NOAA Instructions for Paleoclimatology Data
AGS Data Management Form
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Public Access
Requires login
NSF-SBE: Social, Behavioral, Economic Sciences (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a 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
Requires login
NSF-DMS: Mathematical Sciences (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a 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
Requires login
NSF-GEN: Generic (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a 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
Requires login
NSF-EHR: Education and Human Resources (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a 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
Requires login
NSF-PHY: Physics (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a 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
Requires login
Arctic Data Center: NSF Polar Programs (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a 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)
Requires login
NSF-CHE: Chemistry Division (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a new window) Opens in new window National Science Foundation (nsf.gov) 10-25-2021 NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)
NSF-CHE Advice to PIs on DMPs
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Public Access
Requires login
NSF-ENG: Engineering (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a 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
Requires login
NSF-AST: Astronomical Sciences (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a new window) Opens in new window National Science Foundation (nsf.gov) 10-25-2021 NSF Grant Proposal Guide (PAPPG)
NSF-AST Advice to PIs on DMPs
Requires login
NSF-CISE: Computer and Information Science and Engineering (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a new window) Opens in new window National Science Foundation (nsf.gov) 10-25-2021 Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)
NSF-CISE Data Management Guidance
NSF Guide to Dissemination and Sharing of Research Results
Requires login
Digital Curation Centre (português) (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a new window) Opens in new window São Paulo Research Foundation (fapesp.br) 10-25-2021 Requires login
Tetiaroa Field Station (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a new window) Opens in new window Tetiaroa Society 04-13-2022 Requires login
USDA-NIFA: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a new window) Opens in new window United States Department of Agriculture (usda.gov) 08-31-2022 Data Management Plan for NIFA-Funded Research, Education, and Extension Projects
NIFA Data Management Plan Frequently Asked Questions
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Department of Defense (DOD) (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a new window) Opens in new window United States Department of Defense (DOD) (defense.gov) 04-19-2023 DOD Public Access Plan
Data Archiving Plans for NIJ Funding Applicants
DoD Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP)
Requires login
Institute of Education Sciences (U.S. Department of Education IES) (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a 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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Department of Energy (DOE): Office of Science (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a 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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Department of Energy (DOE): Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a 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 (Updated 2022) (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a new window) Opens in new window United States Department of Energy (DOE) (energy.gov) 06-21-2022 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
Requires login
Department of Energy (DOE): Generic (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a 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
Requires login
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) (opens as a .docx file in MS Word) Opens a new window (opens as a .pdf document in a 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
Requires login USGS Sample Plans