Data Management Plans

A data management plan is a document that describes how you will care for data over the course of the research lifecycle. Many federal and non-profit granting agencies require that you write and include a data management plan in your grant proposal. Writing a data management plan encourages researchers to think about data from a holistic perspective, by thinking about questions and scenarios before they arise.

The Research Data Management Program provides assistance for creating data management plans and can help researchers implement these plans. For more information about data management plans, please refer to the following guidance:

If you need assistance creating a data management plan, please contact the RDM Program at (