Are you a grant reviewer evaluating a data management plan?
If you are serving on a review panel for grant proposals submitted to funding agencies with data management plan requirements, the Data Management Services team at Johns Hopkins University has developed a guide and worksheet to assist reviewers in evaluating the components of a DMP.
Funding agencies are increasingly requiring a data management plan that describes how the data will be handled throughout the research lifecycle.
Recommended Components to a Data Management Plan
National Science Foundation (NSF): A data management plan is required for all proposals. This is a supplementary document (1-2 pages in length) describing how research data will be managed and shared. Specific guidance is provided for Biological Sciences, Computer & Information Sciences & Engineering, Education & Human Resources, Engineering, Geosciences, Astronomical Sciences, Chemistry, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences applications.
National Institutes of Health (NIH): A data sharing plan is required for proposals requesting $500,000 or more in any year. This is a paragraph describing how research data will be shared.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): A data management plan is required for all proposals directed toward the Office of Digital Humanities. Thisis a supplementary document (1-2 pages in length) describing how research data will be managed and shared.
Centers for Disease Control CDC Control and Prevention Policy on Releasing and Sharing Data
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Guidelines, Information Quality Standards, and Administration Mechanism
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) NOAA Data Submission Policies and Guidelines