A data management and sharing (DMS) plan is a document that explains how you will take care of your data - both during and after research. DMS plans are also called data management plans (DMP).
Data management and sharing plans describe
- types and nature of the data used, gathered, or created
- how you will manage, describe, analyze, and store those data
- how you will share and preserve your data at the end of your project
A DMS plan is a required part of most federal grant applications. It is also a useful document for ensuring responsible data practices.
Writing a data management and sharing plan
Our guide on data management plans will walk you through the steps to write a plan:
- Identifying data
- Organizing data
- Documenting data
- Storing and securing data
- Preserving data
- Sharing data
DMPTool has templates for each federal agency, sample plans, and links to policies. You can log in with your ISU Net-ID and even submit a draft to the library for review and feedback.
Consult with us
You may book a data management and sharing plan consultation with us to discuss:
- agency requirements
- data sharing
- data management best practices
- any other questions
To schedule a consultation, or for general questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.