A growing number of funding agencies require researchers to include plans for making their research openly available and to manage the data collected in the course of research. One such requirement from the National Science Foundation (NSF), requires the submission of a Data Management Plan (or DMP) to supplement any grant proposals.
As a provider of tools that support open access to research and long-term preservation of digital assets, the Texas Digital Library is a valuable resource for researchers submitting grant proposals that require data management and data sharing plans.
The following links provide more information about TDL resources for researchers looking for the means to store, share, and manage their data.
Information about the NSF Data Management Plan Requirement and other funding agencies with data management policies.
Information about services provided by the Texas Digital Library that can help researchers store, share, and manage their data effectively.
Resources for developing a comprehensive data management plan.
- “Data Management and Publishing” from MIT Libraries (comprehensive guide to managing data)
- “Data Management Plans” from the Digital Curation Centre (includes a checklist and template for creating Data Management Plans)
- Guide for Research Libraries: The NSF Data Sharing Policy (from the Association of Research Libraries)
- Funding Agency and Data Management Guidelines (from University of Minnesota Libraries)