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Federal Funding Agency Policies on Data Management Plans

Federal funding agencies are implementing policies on data management and data sharing in a variety of ways. This page provides a brief summary of policies from major federal funding agencies.

Why the Federal requirement?

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 updated to provide public access under some circumstances to research data through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Subsequently, a 2013 directive from the Office of Science and Technology directed each Federal agency with over $100 million in annual conduct of research and development expenditures to develop a a plan to support increased public access to the results of research funded by the Federal Government. this includes any results published in peer-reviewed scholarly publications that are based on research that directly arises from Federal funds.  

Federal AgencyPolicies and Guidelines
Department of Energy (DOE) 
Department of Transportation (DOT)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

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