A Data Management and Sharing Plan (abbreviated as DMP or DMS Plan) is a brief but essential component of a project and many grant applications. It outlines how you will collect, organize, manage, store, secure, backup, preserve, and share your research data.
In January 2023, all NIH researchers will be required to submit DMS plans. Learn more about the new requirements in our NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy Guide.
Different funding agencies have different requirements for data management and sharing, but in general, they typically describe: