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Data Management

In February 2013, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) under the Obama administration released the memo Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research. It describes requirements or provides public access to federally funded scientific research, including digital data sets. As a result of this memo, most grant-funding federal agencies have begun requiring data management plans (DMP) as part of grant applications. The resources listed below can help you identify if you need to submit a DMP and if you do, what information it must contain.

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Browse Data Sharing Requirements by Federal Agency

Click the link above to understand, track, and compare current U.S. federal funder research data sharing policies. SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) & Johns Hopkins University Libraries created this community resource in 2016. The content of this resource was updated by RDAP (Research Data Access and Preservation Association) and SPARC in 2021. 


Search Research Funders' Open Access Policies

Click the link above to search Sherpa Juliet, a database and single focal point of up-to-date information concerning funders' policies and their requirements on open access, publication and data archiving. Sherpa Juliet is maintained by JISC, the UK's higher, further education and skills sector's not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions.


Browse Funder Requirements and DMP Templates

Click the link above to search funder requirements and associated DMP templates within the DMPTool. This database is maintained by the DMPTool, a free, open-source, online application that helps researchers create data management plans.  Access to some content may require logging in with your Michigan Tech username and password.