The National Science Foundation and many other federal and private funding agencies have introduced a requirement that all grant applications include a data management plan. These agencies have recognized that the data they fund has significant value to the global scholarly and research community, and needs to be stored long-term and be made discoverable by those with an interest in that data.
A data management plan is a set of documents that outline what will be done with data collected during and after the completion of a research project. Many funding agencies require the development of DMP for research. These funders will have specific requirements for the contents of the DMP.
A DMP frequently contains the following information: