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Data Management Plans

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and many other funding agencies have recently begun to require a data management plan as part of any grant application. (Visit the NIH Resource page for the most up-to-date information about the new requirements.) 

A data management plan (DMP) describes what kind of data will be collected from the researcher’s project, how the researcher plans to index the data in a public repository for future use and what lasting impact or application the data will have. (For  key terms and definitions, visit our Data Management Terms page.

Data preservation is congruent with WVU’s land-grant commission to disseminate research conducted at the University for the benefit of the community. On this page, you will find various resources for writing and structuring your data management plan and finding a place to archive and distribute your research. The ECAS Research Office is happy to meet with you to discuss plans for your data, help you find the right repository and help configure your data management plan according to organizational standards. 

DMP-Related Resources:

Commonly Used Repositories:

Find a Repository: