Writing Your Plan (DMPTool)

The NIH has provided a sample Data Management and Sharing Plan format page that you may use to assist in preparing the document. You can also see the format page with example responses here.

The NIH recommends that the Data Management and Sharing Plan document, which should be in a narrative format, is not more than two pages in length.

Your DMSP must include information pertaining to:

You can find detailed definitions of each of these components on the NIH's Grant Guide or learn about these elements and see UNMC-specific examples here

To draft your plan, UNMC requires that you use DMPTool, an online Data Management Plan builder that uses the 2023 NIH template to quickly guide you through the process. UNMC's Sponsored Programs Administration office expects investigators to use this tool to develop their DMS Plans.