Data Management Plan Examples
This page contains links to existing data management plans. These data management plans may serve as an example for others who need to develop plans of their own. Keep in mind that these plans were developed to serve the particular needs of the project's investigators, funding agencies, designated user communities and other stakeholders. The needs and requirements for your data will likely be different, and care should be taken to develop a data management plan that addresses your project directly.
Also note that these examples are fully developed and active data management plans and not the 2-page outline / description of a data management plan that are required by the NSF and other funding agencies. We will post examples of successful 2-page data management plan submissions as they become available.
- ICPSR Guidelines for Effective Data Management Plans
Based on ICPSR Data Management Plan Web site, this document contains a framework, example data management plans, links to other resources, and a bibliography of related publications
- JCOMM: Data Management Plan
The Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM), handles a variety of data within the broad domains of oceanography and marine meteorology. Their plan includes sections on data and information exchange, data processing, access, metadata, and coordination and linkages between internal and external agencies.
- NASA Mission Project Data Management Plans (PDMPs)
A listing of data management plans produced by some of NASA's research teams.
- Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES): Data Management Plan - Year 1
Produced by the NEES Community and Communications group at Purdue University, this document describes the goals, strategies, infrastructure, and actions that will be taken to manage, curate, archive and preserves NEES data.