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DMPs & Guidelines

Data Management Plans (DMPs) are documents that outline the handling, storage, and sharing policies governing the use of data on a project. They are used to verify that researchers have thought through the management of their data and are prepared to be compliant with agency/organization policies on data sharing and/or privacy, security, and associated issues.

Many funding agencies require that research data produced as part of a funded project be made publicly available and formal data management plans are now required. The SPARC/Johns Hopkins Data Sharing Policy project has an up-to-date list of requirements.

Researchers can comply with these data sharing requirements by depositing their data into one of the many available data repositories.