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A data management plan (DMP) is a clearly articulated and useful planning document for your research project. DMPs are tailored and living documents – the plan may need to be updated and consulted as your project develops. Data management plans typically address:

  • descriptions of the types of data and metadata that will be generated by your research
  • plans for managing the data during your project (documentation/metadata; secure storage; QA/QC; roles and responsibilities)
  • plans for sharing, preserving, or disposing of the data and metadata after your project
  • plans for meeting the data dissemination or long-term preservation requirements of your funding agencies

Contact the Research Data Services Librarian to discuss your data management plan.

For help finding funding opportunities, crafting competitive proposals, and building skills for all aspects of grant seeking contact Research Development.

Funder Requirements

Most funders provide guidance or templates for DMPs on their websites. The list below includes the top funders of research at UNH. Requirements vary across directorates or departments, please review the specific RFP you are responding to when preparing a proposal.

Tools and Templates

DMP Tool is a web-based tool to help users build and edit customizable plans according to the requirements of individual funders.  If you are working with a funder in the UK or EU, check DMPonline for templates. 

You can also browse Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition's (SPARC) tool for browsing article and data sharing requirements by federal agencies.  


Patti Condon
Research Data Services Librarian
University Library
Phone: (603) 862-1524

Theresa Ridgeway
Program Manager
Research Computing Center

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