Some funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and National Endowment for the Humanities, among many others, require that grant applications include a data management plan (DMP). The library can provide support and advice on standards for metadata, storage repositories, and other data management issues.
Generally, DMPs include a description of the data that will be generated by your research and a plan for storing and providing access to the data. While the specific details of a DMP may vary depending on the funding agency and/or nature of the research involved, a typical DMP will outline:
These are some of the major grant funding agencies and their associated data management plan guidelines, but please keep in mind this list is not meant to be exhaustive:
For additional information about how the library can support your data management plan, contact Nora Zimmerman, Digital Repository Librarian.