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How to write Data Sharing and Data Management Plans

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Many federal funding agencies, including NIH and NSF, now require that grant applications contain data sharing plans as well as data management plans for projects involving data collection.

NIAID provides a sample data sharing plan from a PI with [brackets] in place of identifying information.  Use it to guide your writing and make sure to review NIH’s Key Elements to Consider in Preparing a Data Sharing Plan Under NIH Extramural Support.


The Inter-university Consortium for
Political and Social Research (ICPSR) also provides guidance and examples of management plans to support researchers in meeting the data management requirement.  Check out the following information offered by ICPSR:


Author: Jeanine Jesberg

Jeanine Jesberg is a grants consultant, Certified Research Administrator (CRA), and licensed clinical speech-language pathologist (CCC-SLP) specializing in work with academic institutions and non-profit organizations. Her multi-faceted career includes several positions, including Program Director, Director of Research Operations, and Executive Director, at the University of Chicago as well as Manager of Research Administration at Northwestern University with knowledge that spans strategic planning, conference planning, program management, budget development, research operations, and research administration. She also has over 15 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist in the roles of clinician, Clinical Instructor, Lecturer, private practice Founder/CEO, and speaker. Jeanine currently lives and works in Chicago, IL.

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