Federal Agency Data Sharing/Management Resources

Data Management Plan

On August 25 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy updated U.S. Policy guidance on public access and data sharing plans. Therefore many funding agencies require a Data Management Plan (DMP) or Data Sharing Plan (DSP) to be submitted with new funding applications. This page is intended to help researchers understand the data management/sharing plan, agency specific information, and locate services available on campus for data management/sharing plans.

The elements of the Data Management Plan/Sharing Plan will vary by sponsor and may have additional requirements depending on the directorate or sub-group of the sponsor. However, there are some key areas that the plans tend to have in common:

  • Data, Access, Security, and Reproducibility of data
  • Standards related to data formats and metadata
  • Reuse and Redistribution of data
  • Preservation or Archiving

The following services are available to campus and have been organized based on their primary function and features:

Info. Source Question about? Contact
Library DMP DMPTool
  • An online service that lets you write, share, and publish data management plans. The tool provides step-by-step guidance for creating a DMP, including templates and sample plans.
Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM) Library
  • A repository where researchers can collect, preserve, and provide public access to the scholarly output of UMD.
Kate Dohe
DIT DMP IT Support for Research
Software via TERPware
Sam Porter

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Sponsor Specific Requirements

NIH - New policy on Jan 25, 2023




Dept of Transportation

Dept of Energy



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