Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Data Management Plans: An Introduction to NIH requirements

Introduction

A Data Management Plan is:

Is a document that describes the data expected/generated during a project and addresses how you will manage and secure that data throughout the lifecycle of a research project

Can be both a funder requirement for grant applications & a living document that is updated as the project evolves

 

Data is:
“Recorded factual material commonly accepted in the scientific community as necessary to document and support research findings. This does not mean summary statistics or tables; rather, it means the data on which summary statistics and tables are based.” - NIH Data Sharing Policy and Implementation Guidance
This includes metadata. Examples of metadata:
Procedures & protocols
Software, algorithms, scripts used
Generating data
Readme Files

Work through this guide to get familiar with Data Management Plan requirements.

This presentation was re-used & adapted with permission from the original:
Deardoff, A. & Praetzellis, M. “New NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing – Get the Scoop!” UC Love Data Week (Feb. 11, 2021)