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Data Management

This guide provides information on data management resources and services for the UNT community.

Funding Agency Guidelines

Nearly all federal funding agencies require data management plans for grant proposals. Each federal agency or private sponsor of research may have other requirements related to sharing of data and other research products. Be certain to review all requirements of your grant application. Below is a list of policies for some major sponsors of research.

If there are other funding agencies that you would like to include on this page, please email

SPARC also lets you view data sharing requirements by federal agency and compare them.

Note that on August 25, 2022 the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a new set of guidelines for providing public access to all federally-funded research products, including data. See the memo below for more details. 

Funding Agency (Alphabetical Order)

Data Management Guidelines or Policies

Agency for International Development (USAID) USAID's Open Data Policy

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Grant Proposal Guidelines (see the "Information Products" appendix)

American Heart Association

Open Science Policy Statements for AHA Funded Research

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Open Access Policy

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Standards to Facilitate Data Sharing and Use of Surveillance Data for Public Health Action

Department of Agriculture (USDA) Implementation Plan to Increase Public Access to Results
Department of Defense (DOD) Plan to Establish Public Access
Department of Energy (DOE)

Statement on Digital Data Management

Note: Some Program Offices provide distinct guidance for researchers preparing DMPs; be sure to consult the guidance from the office to which you are applying.

Department of Transportation (DOT  
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Plan for Public Access to Scientific Publications and Digital Data
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Plan to Increase Access to Results
Geological Survey (USGS) Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Data Sharing Philosophy

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Research Policies/Sharing Published Materials

Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

Implementation Guide for Public Access to Research Data

Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

see specific grant guidelines for details

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

NASA Data Management Plan

National Endowment for the Humanities/Office of Digital Humanities (NEH-ODH)

Blog post by NEH-ODH staff on their guidelines of managing and sustaining project assets

National Institutes of Health (NIH)/Dept. of Health and Human Services

Data Management and Sharing Policy

National Institute of Justice

Data Archiving Plans for NIJ Funding Applicants

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NOAA Data Sharing Policy for Grants and Cooperative Agreements Procedural Directive

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Data Sharing Policy and Data Management Plan Requirements

Guidance and Sample Data Management Plans

Note: Each NSF Directorate provides distinct guidance for researchers preparing DMPs; be sure to consult the guidance from the Directorate to which you are applying.

Smithsonian Institution

Plan for Increased Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research


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