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, DOE, IES, and DARPA 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 funder guidance links have been updated recently, and publication dates, where known, are shown after the document link. All templates are in Word format, and Rich Text format are available by request.
The Research Data Management team, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS)
AGS Advice to PIs on Data Management Plans (4/2018)
Earth Sciences (EAR)
EAR Data Sharing Policy Appendix (4/2018) MS-Excel
Sample and Data Policy (4/2018)
Ocean Sciences (OCE)
Sample and Data Policy (2017)
Astronomical Sciences (AST)
Materials Research (DMR)
Mathematical Sciences (DMS)
Data Management for NSF SBE Directorate Proposals and Awards guidance (4/2018)
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants: see Attachment 8 for DMP requirements (1/2020)
Department of Energy (DOE)
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.