The DMP Tool from the University of California is a great free resource you can use to create your plan, whether it is a generic plan or one that has to meet specific funder requirements.
Federal agencies are increasingly including DMP-related mandates as part of their funding requirements:
- NIH's Data Sharing Policy & Implementation Guidance.
- NSF's Dissemination and Sharing of Research Results includes DMP requirements for different NSF units, as well as more general data management guidance for grant proposals.
MIT's DMP funder requirements page has additional information on relevant mandates and the DMP Tool
SPARC's page aggregates pertinent resources for compliance with the Executive Directive on Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research.
Here are the data management and record keeping policies from a select list of federal funding agencies:
Department of Energy: “Data management involves all stages of the digital data life cycle including capture, analysis, sharing, and preservation.” Their policy outlines what is expected from Data Management Plans (DMPs).
DoD: DMP guidance
NIH Data Sharing Policy & Implementation Guidance (includes information on privacy issues, proprietary data, etc.); Keeping a Lab Notebook: Basic Principles & Best Practices
Clark, J. (2014). Scientific record keeping [slides]. Retrieved from: https://oir.nih.gov/sites/default/files/uploads/sourcebook/documents/ethical_conduct/presentation-scientific_recordkeeping-april2014.pdf
Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy. (2009). On being a scientist: A guide to responsible conduct in research. (Third Ed.) Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press. Retrieved from https://www.nap.edu/read/12192/
Department of Defense. (2015). Plan to establish public access to the results of federally funded research. Retrieved from http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/pdf/dod_public_access_plan_feb2015.pdf
Department of Energy. (2016). Statement on digital data management. Retrieved from https://science.energy.gov/funding-opportunities/digital-data-management/
Harvard Biomedical Data Management. (n.d.). Electronic lab notebooks. Retrieved from https://datamanagement.hms.harvard.edu/electronic-lab-notebooks
Macrina, F. L. (2014). Scientific integrity: Text and cases in responsible conduct of research. [Fourth Ed.] Washington, D.C.: ASM Press.
National Institutes of Health. (2003). NIH data sharing policy and implementation guidance. Retrieved from https://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/data_sharing/data_sharing_guidance.htm
National Science Foundation. (2013). Chapter II: Proposal preparation instructions in Grant Proposal Guide. Retrieved from https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappguide/nsf13001/gpg_2.jsp#dmp
Ryan, P. (n.d.). Keeping a lab notebook: Basic principles and best practices [slides and notes]. Retrieved from https://www.training.nih.gov/assets/Lab_Notebook_508_(new).pdf
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration. (2007). Good laboratory practice regulations: Subpart J, records and reports. Retrieved from https://www.fda.gov/ICECI/Inspections/NonclinicalLaboratoriesInspectedunderGoodLaboratoryPractices/ucm072738.htm#spj
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration. (2015). Plan to increase access to results of FDA-funded scientific research. Retrieved from https://www.fda.gov/downloads/ScienceResearch/AboutScienceResearchatFDA/UCM435418.pdf
University of Wisconsin-Madison. (n.d.). Electronic lab notebooks: Best notebook practices. Retrieved from http://eln.wisc.edu/about-eln/best-practices/
Worcester Polytechnic Institute. (2017). WPI policy on research conduct. Retrieved from https://www.wpi.edu/sites/default/files/docs/About-WPI/Policies/Research_Misconduct_Policy.pdf