National Science Foundation
Investigators are expected to share with other researchers, at no more than incremental cost and within a reasonable time, the primary data, samples, physical collections and other supporting materials created or gathered in the course of work under NSF grants. Grantees are expected to encourage and facilitate such sharing. See Award & Administration Guide (AAG) Chapter VI.D.4.
Proposals submitted or due on or after January 18, 2011, must include a supplementary document of no more than two pages labeled “Data Management Plan”. This supplementary document should describe how the proposal will conform to NSF policy on the dissemination and sharing of research results. See Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) Chapter II.C.2.j for full policy implementation.
This resource is intended to be used for preparing College of Engineering ENG proposals. Requirements are based on NSF ENG Documentation.
For guidelines from other NSF directorates relevant to Engineering, please see:
Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)
Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE)
Directorate for Geosciences:
-Division of Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (GEO/AGS)
-Division of Earth Sciences (GEO/EAR)
-Division of Ocean Science (GEO/OCE)
Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS)
-Division of Chemistry (MPS/CHE)
-Division of Materials Research (MPS/DMR)
-Division of Mathematical Sciences (MPS/DMS)
-Division of Physics (MPS/PHY)
To integrate data management planning into the overall research plan, the DMP requirements will apply to all Office of Science research solicitations and invitations for new, renewal, and some supplemental funding issued on or after October 1, 2014.
For DoE DMP guidelines, please see: http://science.energy.gov/funding-opportunities/digital-data-management/
A supplementary “Data Management Plan” document will become an integral part of all contract or grant proposal packages. This supplement will describe how the proposal will conform to forthcoming DoD policy on the dissemination and sharing of research results. Planned effective date of this requirement is Fall 2016.
For more information on DoD DMP requirements, please see: http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/pdf/dod_public_access_plan_feb2015.pdf
"All proposals or project plans submitted to NASA for scientific research funding will be required to include a Data Management Plan (DMP) that describes whether and how data generated through the course of the proposed research will be shared and preserved (including timeframe), or explains why data sharing and/or preservation are not possible or scientifically appropriate."
For more information on NASA's DMP requirements, please see: http://www.nasa.gov/open/researchaccess/data-mgmt
"The NIH policy on data sharing applies:
"In NIH's view, all data should be considered for data sharing. Data should be made as widely and freely available as possible while safeguarding the privacy of participants, and protecting confidential and proprietary data."
For more information on NIH's DMP requirements, please see: http://www.grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/data_sharing/data_sharing_guidance.htm
"All DOT intramural researchers and extramural research awardees will be required to develop a Data Management Plan that will identify whether and how they will provide for the long-term preservation of, and access to, Digital Data Sets associated with their research activities. Data Management Plans will:
Specifically, to ensure that the claims presented in peer-reviewed scholarly publications are verifiable and reproducible, Data Management Plans will include explicit requirements for depositing machine-readable data in public repositories, where appropriate and available."
For more information, on DOT's DMP requirements see: https://www.transportation.gov/mission/open/official-dot-public-access-plan-v11
Read below for more information about current federal funding agencies' data management plan requirements. Agencies related to engineering that are currently requiring a DMP are: