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DMPTool @ Ohio University

User guide for DMPTool, a system that simplifies creating data management plans (DMPs)

Data Managament Possible Costs

Having a DMP itself does not cost money. Creating a DMP using DMPTool is free. However, depending upon your data and our intended output mechanism, there could be costs to build into your grant submission.

  1. Data security/privacy during and after the research process - if you need an additional server, or privacy barrier, or security measure for your data it could cost money. Ohio University's OIT will consult with you. See OIT's Data Management, Sharing, and Security webpage for more information.
  2. Data storage and repository costs. How long will you need access to the data? How long does your vendor require access? How long do you need the data to be accessible for your publisher's expectations?
    • See OIT's data storage solutions to see if there is an associated cost for your research data.
    • Check out the Libraries Repository Guide for suggestions on where to store your data. Be aware that some of the repositories will have a cost associated while others are free. It depends upon how much data you have to store, how openly accessible your data needs to be, or if the organization/association/company/etc. hosting has a fee or not.
  3. Open Access fees based on publication expectations. If you plan to publish in an OA peer-review journal, it's possible there will be a cost anyway from $1,000-4,000. The Libraries do have contracts with some publishers that can waive the OA fee or minimize it. See the Libraries' Support for Open Access Article Fees webpage for more information.

NIH Allowable Data Management Costs (linked)

Reasonable, allowable costs may be included in NIH budget requests for:

  • Curating data
  • Developing supporting documentation
  • Formatting data according to accepted community standards, or for transmission to and storage at a selected repository for long-term preservation and access
  • De-identifying data
  • Preparing metadata to foster discoverability, interpretation, and reuse
  • Local data management considerations, such as unique and specialized information infrastructure necessary to provide local management and preservation (for example, before deposit into an established repository).
  • Preserving and sharing data through established repositories, such as data deposit fees.
    • If the Data Management & Sharing (DMS) plan proposes deposition to multiple repositories, costs associated with each proposed repository may be included.
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