Data Management Plans
A Data Management Plan (DMP) is the part of a grant proposal where researchers describe the types of data they will collect and how they plan to maintain and share that data.
About the NSF DMP Requirement
As of January 2011, all National Science Foundation grants require a "Data Management Plan" section.
About the NIH Data Sharing Policy
NIH has had a data sharing requirement in place since 2003 for grant proposals seeking more than $500,000.
Creating a Data Management Plan
All NSF grants and now many from other federal funding agencies require DMPs. The University Libraries has teamed up with the Office of Research and the Office of Computing and Communication Services (OCCS) to provide faculty with guidance in preparing a DMP.
For More Help
Questions? Concerns? Comments About Data Management Support at ODU?
Contact George Fowler, Associate University Librarian, at 757-683-5904 or email firstname.lastname@example.org