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Data Management and Resource Sharing Plans

Data Management Plans

Writing a complete data management plan to fulfill funding agency requirements can be daunting, but there are tools and services available to you to make the process easier and the results more effective. 

  • Use the Data Management Plan Tool Dartmouth site for an outline of your plan customized to the granting agency, with context sensitive help on such questions as appropriate data archives.   Select Get Started, Dartmouth, login using WebAuth, and start creating a plan using the outline that matches your funding agency. 
  • See current model plans at the DMPTool site
  • Follow the Checklist for developing a Data Management Plan
  • See the Samples of Dartmouth specific data management plans
  • Email a group from OSP, the Library and ITS for assistance.

Resource Sharing Plans

Model Organisms and Related Research Resources Sharing Plan

Dartmouth shall share model organisms and related research resources, in accordance with the NIH Grant Policy on Sharing of Unique Research Resources including the Sharing of Biomedical Research Resources Principles and Guidelines for Recipients of NIH Grants and Contracts issued in December, 1999 (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/model_organism/index.htm), with the research community, pending third parties rights, via Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) generated and monitored by Dartmouth's Technology Transfer Office. Such MTAs will be made with no more restrictive terms than in the Simple Letter Agreement (SLA) to non-profit institutions or the Uniform Biological Materials Transfer Agreement (UBMTA) to for-profit ones.

Sharing Plan for Research Data, Tools, Model Organisms and Research Related Resources

A sharing plan must be submitted when a proposal is seeking $500,000 or more in direct costs in any year, or requested in a specific funding opportunity announcement.

Please use the following language.

  1. Tools (data, assays, libraries, research tools, reagents, model organisms, etc.) will be made available, in accordance with the NIH Data Sharing Policy (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/data_sharing) and Model Organism Sharing Policy (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/model_organism/index.htm), to all researchers in both the private and public sector free or for a nominal charge and with minimal restriction. In some cases the Trustees of Dartmouth College (the institution) may determine that the public and the research community are better served by a licensing program whether or not patents have been filed. This may be relevant, for example, if a tool is best distributed under license to guarantee reagent availability and quality.
  2. So that the entire research community can benefit from the tools, reagents, data and model organisms generated by the institution, pending third parties rights, the institution will transfer materials to outside researchers under a Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) generated and monitored by Dartmouth’s Technology Transfer Office. Such MTAs will be made with no more restrictive terms than the Simple Letter Agreement (SLA) to non-profit institutions or the Uniform Biological Material Transfer Agreement (UMBTA) to for-profit ones.
  3. Generally, the MTA will also include a requirement that new data developed by recipients of the tool become a part of publicly available data.
  4. As a means of sharing knowledge, NIH encourages grantees to arrange for publication of NIH-supported original research in primary scientific journals. Awardees therefore will strive to publish their findings in a timely manner and acknowledge that the research was supported by the NIH. Brief delays in publication may be appropriate to permit the filing of patent applications and to ensure that confidential information obtained from industrial collaborator is not inadvertently disclosed. However excessive publication delays, requirements for editorial control or withholding of data undermine the credibility of research results and would be unacceptable to the institution.

Last Updated: 3/28/14