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Data Management Plans

Why do I need a Data Management Plan for my research proposal?

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-110 provides the federal administrative requirements for grants and agreements with institutions of higher education, hospitals and other non-profit organizations. 

In 1999 Circular A-110 was revised to provide public access under some circumstances to research data through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

What is the purpose of a research data management plan?
  • Communicate (findings, hypotheses, insights)
  • Organize (nomenclature, terminology, disciplines)
  • Build communities toward collaboration
  • Document, manage, resolve controversies
  • Establish precedence
  • Be trustworthy
  • Be reproducible
  • Perturb assumptions and methods
Why is research data management important?

Data management throughout the life-cycle of your research can be beneficial in numerous ways:

  • Save time
  • Increase research impact
  • Ensure long-term ability to preserve fragile data sets
  • Organize and categorize data for efficient access, analysis, queries, etc.
  • Support sharing and open-access
  • Focus on data sharing as an objective of investigation
  • Support data-intensive discovery across disciplines
  • Promote verification and replication of research analysis and findings

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Last Updated: Thursday, December 29, 2011 3:01:02 PM