Preparing Data Management Plans


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Grant proposals for a growing number of funders require data management plans, including the National Science Foundation. Developing a competitive data management plan requires understanding and effectively addressing the many aspects of research data management that funders and reviewers emphasize (e.g., plans for research data security, sharing, and documentation). Join Data Management Services for a training session on preparing data management plans. During this one-hour workshop, we will cover the research data questions one should answer in creating an effective, competitive plan. Participants will have an opportunity to ask data management and planning questions specific to their research.


We have moved this training online and no longer schedule regular training on this topic. We still accept requests to run this training so if your lab group or department would like to request a training, please contact us. In the future, when National Institutes of Health (NIH) rolls out their data management plan requirement, we will develop a training based on NIH’s DMP requirement and begin to schedule training on regular basis.

For now, please check on our online training modules or a webinar recording on “Preparing Your Data Management Plan”.

* Watch online training modules about “Preparing Your Data Management Plan”*

** Watch an online recording for this training (recorded on 4/22/2016) here **

Interested in our training topics, but cannot make it?
Contact JHU Data Management Services to request a session for your Lab or Department.
Please specify in your email which training topic(s) you would like us to do for your group(s).

Handout and Related Links

DMP Questionnairea useful guide and foundation for developing your Data Management Plan as part of a grant proposal or at the start of a research project. We provide FREE assistance in developing data management and sharing plans in either case and for ALL funding agencies. Download
Reviewer Guide for DMPsa user-friendly page of tables and checklists that can be used to quickly evaluate data management plans. More information about the worksheet can be found here. Download
Guidelines for NIH Data Sharing PlanGuidelines to help prepare NIH Resource and Data Sharing Plans in compliance with the 2003 NIH Data Sharing Policy. This policy is anticipated to be updated soon. Link