Guidelines for Effective Data Management Plans

Many federal funding agencies, including NIH and most recently NSF, are requiring that grant applications contain data management plans for projects involving data collection. To support researchers in meeting this requirement, ICPSR is providing guidance on creating such plans.

These guidelines can also be downloaded as a single PDF.

Creating a Data Management Plan

Depositing Data with ICPSR

Resources and Examples


The DMPTool provided by the University of California Curation Center at the California Digital Library offers an easy way to create customized data management plans.