Data management can encompass creation, manipulation, analysis, visualization, preservation, access, and/or re-use. Do you need a data management plan? If you are applying to one of the following funding sources, chances are you do. Grant proposals that require a data management plan include:
Each NSF directorate may have their own requirements, so make sure to use the guidance that is specific to your proposal (linked below for your convenience). As well, you can use the DMPTool for some of these directorates (as indicated below). The DMPTool is an interactive website that leads you through the process. If you have any questions, or are writing an interdisciplinary proposal, please contact the Data Librarian, Amanda Rinehart, email@example.com or phone (309) 438-7444. She has written several data management plans for different grant agencies and would be happy to help you be successful in your funding endeavors.
|Questions?||Webpage||Available in DMPTool|
|National Science Foundation's Data Management Plan (NSF DMP)||NSF's Dissemination and Sharing of Research Results
Frequently Asked Questions
|Biological Sciences (BIO)||BIO directorate-wide guidance||BIO|
|Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE)||CISE directorate-wide guidance|
|Education and Human Resources (EHR)||EHR directorate-wide guidance|
|Engineering (ENG)||ENG directorate-wide guidance||ENG|
|Geosciences (GEO)||GEO general directorate guidance|
|Atmospheric and Geospace|
|Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate (MPS)||Astronomical Sciences|
|Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SES)||SES directorate-wide guidance|| SBE
For additional information and assistance in these areas contact Amanda Rinehart, Data Libarian, Milner Library, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (309) 438-7444.