Data Management Plan Templates

Do you need a template to draft a data management plan?  Not everyone wants to use the DMPTool, and we understand. Maybe you would like to have a template that you can use in a classroom setting so your students can practice writing a plan.  Perhaps you would simply like to see what the requirements are for a given funder, so you can get a head start on your next grant proposal.

The NSF and NEH templates are identical to the ones in the DMPTool.  The NIH and DOE templates were created in response to these funders changing landscapes. Some funders have specific requirements for a program, and those guidance documents are also available here.  All templates are in Word format, and Rich Text format are available by request.

The Research Data Management group, part of the University of Virginia Library’s Research Data Services & Sciences, is available to help with Data Management Plans for all UVa undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and researchers.  We’d be delighted to answer any questions you have as you draft your data management plan, and review your DMP and offer suggestions based on best practices to improve it.  Contact dmconsult@virginia.edu

National Science Foundation

nsf-gen template  This is a generic template which can be used for any NSF DMP.  It is strongly suggested that you use the specific template for your NSF program if one is available.  These templates have been engineered to fulfill the requirements of the particular Directorate or Division.

Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)

nsf-bio template

UPDATED Information about the Data Management Plan Required for Full Proposals

Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE)

nsf-cise template

Data Management Guidance for CISE Proposals and Awards

Directorate for Education & Human Resources (EHR)

nsf-ehr template

Data Management for EHR

Directorate for Engineering (ENG)

nsf-eng template

ENG Data Management Policy

Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)

Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS)

nsf-ast template

Advice to PIs on DMPs – AGS

AGS-Data Management Form Instructions

AGS-Data Management Form

Earth Sciences (EAR)

nsf-ear template

EAR Data Policy

Sample and Data Policy

Ocean Sciences (OCE)

Sample and Data Policy

Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS)

Astronomical Sciences (AST)

nsf-ast template

Advice to PIs on DMPs – AST

Chemistry (CHE)

nsf-che template

Advice to PIs on DMPs – CHE

Materials Research (DMR)

nsf-dmr template

Advice to PIs on DMPs – DMR

Mathematical Sciences (DMS)

Advice to PIs on DMPs – DMS

Physics (PHY)

nsf-phy template

Advice to PIs on DMPs – PHY

Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE)

nsf-sbe template

Data Management for NSF SBE Directorate Proposals and Awards guidance

National Institutes of Health

nih-gen template

NIH Data Sharing Policy and Implementation Guidance

nih-gds template

NIH Guidance for Investigators in Developing Genomic Data Sharing Plans

National Endowment for the Humanities

Office of Digital Humanities (ODH)

neh-odh template

Data Management Plans for NEH Office of Digital Humanities Proposals and Awards

Department of Energy (DOE)

Statement on Digital Data Management

Suggested Elements for a Data Management Plan

Data Management Resources at the Office of User Facilities

doe-gen template

Office of Science (OS)

doe-os-generic template  This is a generic template which can be used for any DOE Office of Science DMP.  It is strongly suggested that you use the specific template for your DOE program if one is available.  These templates have been engineered to fulfill the requirements of the particular Division.

Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR)

ascr template

Basic Energy Sciences (BES)

bes template

Biological and Environmental Research (BER)

Fusion Energy Sciences (FES)

fes template

High Energy Physics (HEP)

hep template

Nuclear Physics (NP)

np template

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

sbir-sttr template

Department of Education 

Institute of Education Services (IES)

ies 2017 template with UVa-specific guidance

ies 2017 template

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 

Coming soon!

Department of Transportation

Coming soon!