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Research Data Management

This guide will assist researchers in planning for the various stages of managing their research data, implementing best practices for managing research data, and in preparing data management plans required with funding proposals.

funder requirements

Funder Requirements

In order to promote access to research data, many funding agencies require the data produced by funded research to be made publicly available and/or have instituted requirements for formal data management plans, including:

  • Department of Defense (DOD)
  • Department of Energy (DoE)
  • Department of Education (DoED)
  • Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Health and Human Services (HHS)
    • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
    • Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
    • Biological Sciences Directorate (BIO)
    • Computer & Information Sciences & Engineering (CISE)
    • Education & Human Resources Directorate (EHR)
    • Engineering Directorate (ENG)
    • Geosciences Directorate (GEO)
    • Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate (MPS)
  • Smithsonian
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • United States Geological Society (USGS)
  • Veterans Affairs (VA)

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