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Data Conservancy template
A template that addresses the elements of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) guidelines for data management plans. The template focuses on cross-cutting or common elements across NSF directorates. It is not intended to address the elements or requirements of a particular directorate which may identify additional conditions.
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Purdue Libraries: DMP Self-Assessment Questionnaire
A set of questions for investigators related to issues that should be addressed in data management plans.
Create ready-to-use data management plans for specific funding agencies
Meet requirements for data management plans
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Learn about resources and services available at your institution to fulfill the data management requirements of their grants
Data as a Scholarly Endeavor
In the last five years, Data only journals have started. They provide a publication venue for data sets.
- Journals that publish data sets as primary scholarship
- Journals that post data as supplementary materials
Additionally, the National Science Foundation and the Office of Management and Budget mandated the sharing of data. Part of that is planning to share your data.
- Where will the data be kept?
- Who’s responsible for the data?
- How will others access the data?
CDC Policy on Releasing and Sharing Data
CDC believes that public health and scientific advancement are best served when data are released to, or shared with, other public health agencies, academic researchers, and appropriate private researchers in an open, timely, and appropriate way...The goal is to have a policy on data release and sharing that balances the desire to disseminate data as broadly as possible with the need to maintain high standards and protect sensitive information.
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP)
Guide for carrying out DOD research projects including mandates regarding classifying and sharing data.
NASA Data & Information Policy
NASA promotes the full and open sharing of all data with the research and applications communities, private industry, academia, and the general public. The greater the availability of the data, the more quickly and effectively the user communities can utilize the information to address basic Earth science questions and provide the basis for developing innovative practical applications to benefit the general public.
NEH Office of Digital Humanities
Data management plans will be required from 2011 into the future.
NIH Data Sharing Policy and Implementation
Required for proposals with a direct cost over $500,000.
NIST Information Quality Standards
Section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Public Law 106-554), hereinafter "Section 515," directs the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to issue government-wide guidelines that "provide policy and procedural guidance to Federal agencies for ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information (including statistical information) disseminated by Federal agencies."
NSF Data Management Plan Requirement
"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."
Note that some directorates have more specific requirements than others.