RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT SERVICE GROUP
Comprehensive Data Management Planning & Services

United States Department of Agriculture

Overview

  • Data management plans (DMPs) are already required for certain proposals and will be required for all grant proposals beginning in 2016. Data management plans will be evaluated as a part of grant applications and verified as part of reporting.  
  • Scope: Data underlying the conclusions of peer-reviewed scientific research publications.
  • Time frame for sharing: Not known at this time.
  • Designated repository: None specified; the USDA will support a public listing of metadata for agency data. Research data should be available in public repositories in machine readable formats. 

Implementation

  • Some programs have already started requiring data management plans. Full implementation of the public access policy is expected by 2017.

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