CHECKLISTS, TEMPLATES AND
DDC Research Data Management for Librarians: Annex A: Revised DMP Checklist, pp. 26-29. (2013)
Data Management Planning Questionnaire
Reviewer Guide and Worksheet for Data Management Plans (Johns Hopkins University)
Digital Curation Centre (UK) Template
ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research): Elements of a Data Management Plan
ICPSR: Data Management Plan Resources and Examples
Creating a Data Management Plan (Samples) (University of Minnesota Libraries)
Best Practice Guides
Managing and Sharing Data: Best Practice for Researchers (UK Data Archive)
Data Management Best Practices (UCSD)
What is a Data Management Plan?
A detailed description "...of how research data will be organized, managed, and preserved throughout the data's lifecycle, during the project and after." [Source: Krier, Laura and Carly A. Strasser. Data Management for Libraries. Chicago: ALA LITA, 2014.]
Why manage data or develop a Data Management Plan?
There is a long list of benefits for the individual researcher, project, local institution, scholarship, and society at large. In addition, some granting agencies and publishers require a data management plan.
Some of the Many Benefits:
Data Obligations or Requirements of Major Funders:
Other Grant Funders:
Data Requirements of Some Science Publishers (Journals)
Social Science Journals that Require Data Sharing
Typical Parts of a DM Plan for Granting Agencies:
The NSF is central to the advancement of science and engineering providing over $7 billion annually for approximately 11,000
research proposals. In 2010, the NSF announced that it would mandate that all grant proposals include a data management plan, making it the first U. S. government agency to do so.
NSF Grant Funding and Smith College
Smith ranked first among peer institutions for the total amount of funding ($18m) received
in grants for the decade 2003-2013.
NSF Summary List of Links to Data Management Plan Requirements
Other NSF Data Management Plan Support
How to Prepare a NSF Data Management Plan (UC Berkeley)