Browse Data Sharing Requirements for all Federal Agencies via SPARC (SPARC - Sponsored Programs And Research Compliance)
DMPTool does have updated data management plan templates for following agencies.
Effective January 25, 2023 the NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy is in effect which requires researches seeking NIH funding to prospectively submit a plan outlining how scientific data from their research will be managed and shared. Researchers should "maximize the appropriate sharing of scientific data" and data should be shared as soon as possible; no later than the time of an associated publication or end of performance period (whichever comes first). And the plan should represent the minimum requirements, but more may be expected.
NIH defines Scientific Data as: “The recorded factual material commonly accepted in the scientific community as of sufficient quality to validate and replicate research findings, regardless of whether the data are used to support scholarly publications.”
Excludes: lab notebooks, preliminary analysis, completed case report forms, peer reviews, physical objects (lab specimens)
What does count as data sharing: Adequate data to validate and replicate study findings; Data resulting from the study but not necessarily supporting a publication; Null findings that do not result in publication
Preparing Your Data Management Plan. Proposals must include a supplementary document of no more than two pages labeled "Data Management Plan". This supplementary document should describe how the proposal will conform to NSF policy on the dissemination and sharing of research results. Data management plans are included as part of the merit review process. The link includes general guidance as well as links to more specific guidance from NSF directorates and programs. Costs can be included in the budget as direct costs. Post-approval monitoring of your plan is done as part of the Annual Report and Final Grant Report process.
DOE policy for digital research data management involves all stages of the digital data lifecycle including capture, analysis, sharing, and preservation. The focus of this statement is Data Sharing and Data Preservation of Digital Research Data. Data sharing means making data available to people other than those who have generated them. Examples of data sharing range from bilateral communications with colleagues, to providing free, unrestricted access to the public through, for example, a web-based platform.
Each organization funded by NASA to produce, archive and/or distribute data is required to prepare a Data Management Plan (DMP) and to maintain the DMP as a living document by reviewing it periodically and ensuring that the plan is up-to-date.
"To help build capacity and continuity for such research in subsequent years, we require applicants to submit a data management plan documenting how any raw data and meta-data resulting from the proposed project will be used and maintained during and beyond the life of the award. Applicants should discuss confidentiality, security, intellectual property, or other relevant rights or requirements (to include but not be limited to securing and handling / deidentification of Protected Health Information (PHI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII))."
Holdren memo (2013) issued by President Obama. Directed federal agencies with over $100 annually to make research published as result of those grants publicly accessible with 12 months. The Nelson Memo updates Holdren for all federal agencies regardless of size. Issued without input to stakeholders or a comment period. This is more suggestive and less directive than Holdren memo.