Sample Data Management Plans for Funded Projects by USC Researchers. You can use these DMPs as a starting place to create a plan of your own. NSF and NIH plans are available.
Sample DMPs from UC San Diego
Sample DMPs from Arizona University Libraries
Link to data management planning guidelines by funder from NC State University.
In 2013, the US Office of Science and Technology issued a Policy Memorandum expanding requirements for planning and sharing of data. Most federal funding research agencies require DMPs as part of the grant application process.
Even if you don't need to meet funder requirements, data management plans are still valuable. Planning ahead of time for the storage, backup, archiving, and sharing (if applicable) of data will:
DMPTool is a free tool to help researchers create data management plans that comply with funder requirements. It walks users through the components required by the funder they're applying to, and allows them to create a completed DMP, which can be exported as a Word document or PDF.
To access the DMPTool, visit dmptool.org, click Get Started, and select the University of South Carolina. You'll be asked to log in with the network username and password you use to access email and Blackboard.