Data Management Plan for SBE Proposals and Awards
May 15, 2018
Proposals submitted to NSF must include a supplementary document of no more than two pages labeled “Data Management Plan” (DMP). This supplementary document should describe how the proposal will conform to NSF policy on the dissemination and sharing of research results. Proposals that do not include a DMP will not be able to be submitted. NSF’s general data sharing policy and data management plan requirements are available at https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/dmp.jsp.
The SBE Directorate has additional background and guidance for proposals submitted to SBE programs. Please see Data Management for SBE Directorate Proposals and Awards for detailed information concerning this policy. Some SBE programs have specific requirements in addition to the directorate's requirements. Please check the program's webpage, and direct questions to your program officer.
The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2021 budget of $8.5 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.