Data Management Plan for NIFA-Funded Research, Education, and Extension Projects

Monday, October 29, 2018

NIFA’s mission is to invest in and advance agricultural research, education, and extension to solve societal challenges. NIFA’s investments in transformative science directly support the long-term prosperity and global preeminence of U.S. agriculture. Increased access to scientific research results (i.e. scholarly publications, digital data sets); education (i.e. curriculum and training products, number of students graduated); and extension (i.e. outreach materials, number of stakeholders’ reached) data from NIFA-funded projects is critical to achieving NIFA’s vision to catalyze transformative discoveries, education, and engagement to address agricultural challenges. Therefore, an appropriate data management plan (DMP) should be a core component of the research, education, and extension planning for applications submitted to NIFA.

Beginning in Fiscal Year 2019, NIFA is requesting DMPs for all competitive grants programs.

In Fiscal Year 2018, NIFA requested DMPs for the following competitive grants programs:

The document titled, "Data Management Plan for Research, Education, and Extension Projects" provides guidance for the requested DMPs in their respective Requests for Applications. The document titled, "Data Management Plan FAQ" provides frequently asked questions from applicants on the data management plan requirement for applications.

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