We can help:

  • Formulate and write data management plans for grant proposals
  • Identify appropriate repositories/archives for your research data
  • Provide training or information about data management planning to faculty members


Funding agency data policies

National Institutes of Health

NIH endorses the timely release and sharing of final research data. A data sharing plan is required for certain grant applications, including those requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs in any year.

**Starting in 2015, all NIH-funded research that generates large-scale human or non-human genomic data must include a genomic data sharing plan in the grant application, and resulting data must be deposited in an NIH-designated data repository.**

National Science Foundation

NSF expects investigators to share primary data generated by NSF-funded research. All grant applications must include a data management plan.

Department of Education

The ED’s Institute of Education Sciences expects that research data will be shared with others. A data sharing plan is required for certain grant applications.

Department of Energy

The DOE’s Office of Science states that to the greatest extent possible, research data should be made available to others. All Office of Science grant applications must include a data management plan.

American Heart Association

The AHA requires that all grant applications include a data sharing plan and that the resulting data be deposited in an AHA-approved data repository.

Department of Health and Human Services

The HHS’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality indicates that grant applications should specify a plan for sharing research data.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA promotes the full and open sharing of all data. All grant applications must include a data management plan.

US Geological Survey

The USGS expects that researchers will carefully manage and share their data and encourage the formulation of a data management plan. Some USGS programs require a data management plan as a component of grant applications and provide program-specific guidance (see below).

National Climate Change and Wildlife Center and the Climate Science Centers

Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis

Alaska Science Center

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC encourages the release and sharing of data as broadly as possible.