Need help writing a data management plan to submit with a grant proposal?
The Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC) helps George Mason faculty, staff, and students manage and publish data they produce. We can answer questions about and guide you through the process of writing your data management plan.
NIH Data Management and Sharing Plans (effective January 25, 2023)
DMPTool's NIH Data Management & Sharing Template
Maintainers at the DMPTool prepared an enhanced template for NIH Data Management & Sharing Plans. This template includes suggested language. It provides more detail than the basic DMSP Template from NIH.
Selecting a Research Repository for Final Data*
Find resources and training opportunities for NIH sharing policies. Includes webinars, slide decks, and resources on Understanding the News Data Sharing and Management (DMS) Policy.
Examples of Data Management Plans
Data management planning is an important part of a research project. The plans required by funders are the first step in addressing how you will manage your research data. Once you get funding for your project, the second phase is building from your initial data management plan and devising a more detailed plan. Of course, writing a data management plan need not be tied to a grant proposal.